Three out of four children suffer a middle ear infection by the age of three, making this ailment a leading cause of antibiotic prescriptions, the second leading cause for pediatrician visits, and the second leading cause of surgery on children under two.
An ear infection (Otitis media) results from a fluid build-up inside the middle ear, right behind a child’s sensitive eardrum. As this pressure escalates, the child often becomes irritable and feverish. Many times, recurring ear infections lead to a downward spiral that includes ear pain, hearing problems, poor school performance, and depression.
Many parents have turned to Infratonic Therapy to help avoid this downward spiral. Consider, for example, the first-hand experience of one parent, Russ McNeely of Laguna Niguel, CA.
“My daughter, Kelsey, was born with bad ear problems and the membrane under her tongue went clear to the front of her mouth. She was having trouble with speaking, hearing, and chronic ear infections. The doctors said she had lots of inflammation and scar tissue, which was blocking drainage of the ears. At age four; in an attempt to remedy the problems, she had an adenoidectomy, had the membrane under her tongue cut to increase its flexibility, and had tubes put in to drain her ears. She continued to get pain every time she cot a common cold or stuffiness. The tubes didn’t help.
“Between ages four and eight we lived with frequent ear infections, antibiotics and doctor visits. She lived on antibiotics and soon gained resistance to them. Three or four types all stopped working. She had constant earaches, was going regularly to speech therapy, and couldn’t hear the instructors at school. As a result of the ear infections and doctor visits, she missed a lot of classes and the marks on her report cards were terrible.
“At age eight, she started using the Infratonic because I was told it was effective at reducing all sorts of inflammation. She used it twice a day for 15 minutes at a time – sometimes applying it directly to the ear – but mostly using it on the inside of her wrist about two inches from the heel of the hand. Within a few days, her condition improved significantly. She continued to use it daily for about four months, then dropped to about twice a week, applying it whenever she felt discomfort and continuing for a few days to be sure it stayed away.
“At nine years old, a doctor examination showed that she had no significant scarring or swelling. The doctor had previously said that this swollen inflammation would never go away, but it was gone. She could hear; was free of pain, and her grades had increased dramatically as well. Now she’s the perfect 10 year-old girl.”
Effectively treating ear infections early in life can prevent a lot of childhood misery and long term damage, and can make a big difference throughout children’s lives. For information about our Infratonic Therapy devices, visit our Products page. If you have specific questions about a condition and which product you should use, call our office today at 800-743-5608.