Almost everyone has suffered from an ear infection at one time or another. It is such a common childhood disorder that most children experience an ear infection before the age of four. Some adults are chronic sufferers.Untreated, or improperly treated, these infections can lead to hearing loss.Conventional treatments typically involve multiple doctor visits, the use of problematic antibiotics, potentially liver-damaging painkillers, and in more severe cases, surgeries, involving dangerous anesthesia and the actual puncturing of the eardrum.Knowing the dangers of over-prescribing allopathic antibiotics, some of the more conservative doctors will take a “wait and see” approach to an ear infection, hoping that it will go away on its own. This approach can allow the condition to worsen before they resort to their risky drug and surgery treatments.Fortunately, there is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to ear infections. It is safer, far less expensive and it works very fast to put an end to pain and infections in the ears. A few drops of a safe yet powerful mineral supplement known as colloidal silver can stop the trouble of ear infection over night!How Ear Infections StartEar infections have a number of different causes. Popular swimming holes and public pools can be the source of fungi or bacteria-contaminated water that enters the ear and irritates the canal. Commonly known as “swimmer's ear,” this condition is medically known as otitis externis. It can also be caused by eczema in the ears, or by too vigorously cleaning or scratching the opening of the ear. It is generally characterized by moderate pain, particularly during chewing and swallowing, or if the infected ear is tugged upon.Ear infections are most prevalent in winter and in spring because bacteria from respiratory infections, allergies and colds can reach the ears. Most of the time, it is the small conduit in the ear called theEustachian tube that becomes blocked or infected. This tube reaches from the eardrum to the outer ear. It is so small that even cigarette smoke or air pollution can irritate it and cause it to swell, causing nausea and vertigo. Infections of the Eustachian tube and the middle ear are called otitis media.Middle ear infections are so common in small children because the Eustachian tubes are very tiny and they have not hardened yet. So, they are easily irritated and penetrated by pathogens. Children in preschools where they are exposed to respiratory bacteria and viruses are particularly vulnerable.Conventional Treatments Can Be ExtremeBefore allopathic doctors treat the actual ear infection, they will likely treat the pain with a painkiller or anti-inflammatory. Typically, doctors prescribe the painkillers acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Acetaminophen, commonly known as Tylenol, can be toxic to the liver and has been linked to other health problems. Ibuprofen, commonly known as Motrin and Advil, can irritate the esophagus and stomach.The doctor will usually prescribe antibiotics to target particular pathogens. Sometimes they don't prescribe the right one, or the bacteria mutate and become resistant, and additional antibiotics must be prescribed.In the case of chronic ear infection where the fluid builds up behind the eardrum and presents a danger of bursting it, the doctor may prescribe on-going treatment with antibiotics. When these treatments fail, they may recommend surgery to remove adenoids and insert a tympanosty tube for drainage. To insert this tube, they actually puncture the eardrum. This tube may fall out on its own accord after a few months, or further surgery may be required to remove it. This procedure results in complications in about half of the cases. Complications include hearing loss.Frequent visits to the doctor to check on progress will be required. If they do resort to surgery they will give you or your child a general anesthesia. Common side effects are nausea, muscle aches and dizziness. In rare cases, there are more serious complications and even death. But, even minor complications or rare ones are too much when the whole thing is entirely unnecessary!Colloidal Silver Keeps It SimpleColloidal silver is perhaps the world’s simplest and most effective cure for ear infections. That’s because it is all-natural, comes in liquid form which can easily be dropped into the ear using a standard eyedropper, and is easily available over-the-counter at health food stores or through internet sources. What’s more, unlike conventional prescription antibiotic drugs which are designed to work against specific classes of bacteria, and won’t work at all against fungal pathogens or viruses, colloidal silver has very broad spectrum antibiotic, antiviral and anti-fungal qualities. Indeed, it almost always works regardless of what’s causing your infection.And unlike conventional antibiotic drugs, colloidal silver can’t contribute to the problem of mutating pathogens, because it doesn't work the same way conventional antibiotic drugs do. Instead of essentially poisoning the pathogens like antibiotic drugs do, the tiny, sub-microscopic particles of pure mineral silver in colloidal silver simply adhere to the cell walls of harmful microorganisms, inhibiting enzyme production and, in effect, smothering them. If the silver particles are small enough, they can even adhere to the DNA of viruses, and disrupt the ability of the viruses to replicate, altogether preventing the spread of viral infections.Both bacteria and viruses can be present in cases of ear infection. And oft-times a fungus can be involved, as is commonly the case with swimmer's ear. Clearly, conventional antibiotic drugs are inadequate treatments for such infections since they are completely ineffective against fungal and viral pathogens, and in many cases barely effective against bacteria. But colloidal silver known to be effective against all of these pathogens.How to Use Colloidal Silver to Treat Ear Infection*
According to the experienced colloidal silver users we’ve interviewed, less is more
when it comes to treating ear infections with colloidal silver.You see, even though the pain of an ear infection can be excruciating, the area affected is actually very small. The part of the ear most commonly affected, the Eustachian tube, is tiny. People unfamiliar with colloidal silver usage might be tempted to administer copious amounts of the substance into the ear in an attempt to end suffering faster. But, three drops in the affected ear, once or twice per day at most, should be sufficient. Any more is not only a waste, but it can be counterproductive to effective treatment.
That’s because silver is such a powerful anti-microbial substance, using too much of it can leave tiny silver particles deep inside the ear canal, and on the ear drum itself, which can inhibit the growth of healthy bacteria, causing a temporary imbalance that in some cases leads to sensations of vertigo. This usually disappears within 24 to 48 hours after you discontinue colloidal silver usage. But it can be avoided altogether simply by limiting the use of colloidal silver in the ears to just a few drops, once or twice a day during the course of the ear infection.
To safely administer colloidal silver, it is best to lie down on your side with the affected ear pointing upward.
Using a standard eye dropper, place no more than three drops of colloidal silver at the opening of the ear canal, and allow it to drain down into the ear. If necessary, gently tug and release the ear lobe several times, in order to help the drops seep more quickly down into the ear canal.
(If you are administering the drops into a child's ear, you might have the child lie with his or her head in your lap. Use no more than two drops of colloidal silver with small children.)
Remain in this position for six or seven minutes, allowing the colloidal silver plenty of time to seep down into the ear and begin killing the microbes. Then simply turn your head so that the affected ear is pointed downward, and allow the colloidal silver to drain out, using a clean piece of tissue paper to wipe it from the ear.
Colloidal silver works fast, but if you are still having symptoms of an ear infection several hours after the first application, wait a half a day and insert another two or three drops into the affected ear. In many cases, an ear infection clears overnight after the first application. But sometimes it takes two or three applications before results are noticed.
Also, taking an oral dose of colloidal silver – for most people, two or three teaspoons full twice a day during the course of the earache – can be extremely beneficial.
Obviously, if an ear infection does not clear up within a day or two at the very most, be sure to consult with your doctor again. There are very few pathogens colloidal silver is not effective against. But if colloidal silver doesn’t work, it is best to act quickly to get your ear infection treated professionally.
Even chronic ear infection sufferers -- people who have been told that there is something congenitally defective with their eustachian tubes or ear canals -- have found permanent relief from chronic infections with regular oral maintenance doses of colloidal silver (i.e., two or three tsp. per day) and just two or three drops of colloidal silver in the ear daily.
Experienced colloidal silver users tell us that in these rare, extremely stubborn cases, this is a procedure the afflicted individual must adhere to every day, or else the infection returns. But, using colloidal silver helps keep people with these rare chronic infections off the constant cycle of antibiotic drugs, which can contribute to mutated pathogens and potentially serious side effects. (Colloidal silver should only be used continually in the ear under the supervision of a licensed, experienced and trusted health care provider.)
Colloidal Silver is Common Sense
It's easy to see that colloidal silver is a better alternative to treating chronic and acute ear infections for both adults and children. Colloidal silver saves you money. Such a small amount of colloidal silver is needed to treat an ear infection that it is an incredibly inexpensive remedy. It works fast, too, often clearing up an infection in a matter of hours rather than days. Multiple doctor visits and courses of antibiotic drugs become unnecessary.
Children are reassured, too, by being treated quickly and effectively at home by their own parents.
Unnecessary doctor visits, painkillers and antibiotics with unfortunate side-effects and the prospect of frightening surgeries are all things of the past for you and your family once you've discovered the powerful healing qualities of colloidal silver.
Author - by Angela M. Kaelin