Natural Remedies for Children's Ear Infections and Ear Pain

Cod Liver Oil  

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Posted by Sharon (Wesley Chapel, Fl) on 06/16/2010
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Cod-liver oil dose is determined by the baby's age. 1 mo to 6 months use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon in a dropper so it will slide down the side of their tongue and not choke them, as they are not used to the thickness of the oil. 6 mo to 1 yr, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon daily. my 2 yr-olds could usually take the capsules. Sometimes they chewed them. Keep in mind, when you have a chronic condition, it may take up to 3 months to see great improvement as it takes the body awhile to clear up the damage already present. However, my mom had told me about this when my firstborn had had 5 trips to the doc with earache, and after starting the cod liver drops for him and the other 3 children who came after, I never-ever again had another childs earache to keep me up all night, or any- and I mean any issues with ears, nose or throat. As an addendum, you want to remember, that Any sugar containing products will slow the process considerably, as just 1 tsp of sugar will cause your immune system to shut down for 24 hours. Please use real fruit juice or a little honey, those popsicles help keep the docs in business. Hugs to all. Sharon


Posted by Tammy (Haledon, NJ) on 10/06/2006
5 out of 5 stars

This wasn't on your site but I am a true believer in this, my son at 3 months of age suffered from constant ear infections. Once I gave him a dose of cod liver oil a day he hasn't had one since!!!! Also I believe the omega 3 fatty acids in cod liver oil pretty much made my kid way advanced in brain function. He is just 2 years old and can count to 30, knows all of his shapes and colors ta boot! Plus he originally had eczema and constipation and the oil cleared all of that up too!!