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Childhood illnesses: The factsWhile vaccines have made some childhood illnesses rare, many others remain a fact of life. To provide even greater transparency and choice, we are working on a number of other cookie-related enhancements. Swollen lymph glands or lymph nodes rather, it is very common for up to several weeks after an infection - both viral and bacterial infections. Treatment of inflamed, swollen lymph nodes depends on the cause - and your medical history. The lymphatic system consists of a network of organs, veins and glands scattered around the body. Most enlarged lymph nodes decreases and gets normal size when the underlying cause, such as a cold, will pass. Swollen glands as a consequence of a viral infection such as a cold during the course when the infection has been completed. Basically, the doctor will take your medical history and know when and how they are swollen lymph nodes occurred, whether you have other symptoms. With back to school time around the corner, and all the lovely back to school germs and virus sharing that comes along with it. When Penelope gets sick, which is honestly, super, super rare, despite her Sensory Processing Disorder issues, her immune system has always been amazing.
Pink eye can also go around quickly during back to school time, so you might also want to book mark my natural remedy for pink eye and styes. Aconitum Napellus 30X: Initial stages of fevers and inflammations brought about by exposure to dry cold, with anxiety, restlessness and thirst. Belladonna 30X: Sudden onset of violent symptoms characterized by flushing heat, and throbbing pain.
Chamomilla 30X: Hypersensitivity to pain, rheumatic discomfort, sleeplessness and nervous excitability. Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum 30X: Helps to localize inflammation, as in bringing a boil to a head. And then once you are feeling better, stay healthy and increase of vitality of your immune system with these ten healthy habits that I do. Yeah, the more I learn about grains, even if they are soaked, are really, really hard to digest for adults and kids. Also, I added the links to the digestive enzymes and gentle laxatives for kids, I forgot to link them before I published, sorry!
I’m really glad that more and more people are catching on to the home remedy mindset. Like we mentioned the ear infection symptoms of both an inner ear and outer ear canal infection are just slightly different. We hear stories all the time about people looking frantically for a home remedy for dog ear infection. Many want to have some affordable way to help get their dogs some relief from such a malady. Symptoms of dog ear infection include head shaking, persistent ear scratching, foul odor, and ear discharge,. Another potential home remedy for dog ear infection is to use betadine or salt water with boiled water, allow it to cool then use it on the affected area with it and dry.
You can also try using vinegar, such as apple cider or white vinegar mixed with water, then use a spray bottle and use the mist on the ear area, but not too deep as that could risk worsen the infection. Vitamin E Oil has also been purported to be useful in relieving some of the pain and inflammation associated with a dog ear infection. One other thing you could try is to use a warm compress on the dog’s ear a few times per day, it may help somewhat with the pain. AboutHome Remedy Data is a free online resource for the all home remedies, alternative medicine, and herbal cures that are currently known. It is intended for general information purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. In some cases, pain killers over the counter medicines containing paracetamol such Pamol or Panodil Zapp be the only thing that you need. General swelling of lymph glands throughout the body, suggesting infections like mononucleosis (glandular fever), or in rare cases HIV. The most common treatment for swollen lymph glands caused by bacterial infection, antibiotics, and tablets such as paracetamol eg Pamol or Panodil Zapp and other fever-reducing agents such as salicylates such as Aspirin and ibuprofen or Ipren soothes and reduces inflammation reaction.
If your swollen glands caused by HIV, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, the treatment will be directed towards the underlying disease.
If your doctor is unsure of the diagnosis after the mark to the lymph nodes, assessed their size, tenderness, warmth and firmness, there will be other studies in the investigation eg blood tests or X-rays or a tissue sample (biopsy) that can be examined microscopically. I thought I would give you a bit of a round up of all my natural remedy posts and some more information to help you integrate this in your lifestyle and home.
And if you catch what your kid brings home from school and are super stuffed up with a head cold check out my post about the Netti Pot and other cold remedies. It helps carry the oxygen in the circulatory system and is useful for inflammations (sore throat, stuffy nose), nosebleeds or muscular strains.
This means it can be quiet difficult to diagnose or make the distinction yourselfAdd to this that a middle ear infection commonly affects young children who are unable to tell you about the symptoms they experience. When you do have pain, your Eustachian tubes may be infectedImportant note:A Simple Earache caused by the first stages of infection or inflammation will generally go away within 24 hours.
Put a few drops of the warm oil into the infected ear.The oil will cause the wax to soften. The typical type of thing we hear is that a dog owner notices some inflammation and peeling around the ear are of their dog – a good indication of a dog ear infection.
The most common causes of a dog ear infection are yeast infections and bacterial infections. Try using a few drops of garlic oil in the affected ear and do the same as with the vitamin E oil. Simply apply a warm moist towel in the ear region and press and hold gently for around half a minute or so.
One important thing you can do to prevent your dog from getting an ear infection is to groom and wash your dog regularly, in addition, it is important to clip the fur inside the ear and clean it out thoroughly. We endeavor to explore and investigate the legitimacy and effectiveness of a multitude of natural remedies currently being used.
It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. If your doctor is unsure of the diagnosis will often be other studies in the investigation eg blood tests or X-rays or a tissue sample (biopsy) that can be examined microscopically. Especially be aware of swollen glands in the neck, armpits and groin, if you do not know the cause. Depending on what type of cancer it is, treatment may involve surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Peppermint oil rubbed on the feet and a tepid bath are my go to ways to bring a fever down a couple of points. Mama and Baby Love is all about helping mothers on their own personal health and healing journey and enjoying life along the way. If it doesn't go away or even gets worse and you notice a High Fever, even after trying one of our suggested methods, it is better you call your doctor to seek treatment. Some causes and contributing factors that lead to ear infections are wax buildup, upper respiratory infections, food allergies, environmental allergies, fetal alcohol syndrome, genetics, nutritional deficiencies and internal injuries.
It is important to treat an ear infection to prevent complications, including damaging or rupturing the ear drum.
I read a mans advice who was blogging on this subject and he said that a person using apple cider vinegar should NEVER combine it with water. Usually people go to the vet when a problem like this arises, but some people are going through some financial hardships that make that a difficult thing to do these days. It is also important to check your dog’s ears for any objects that could result in an ear infection. We hope to be as objective and scientific as possible in our research and hope that a community will form to help guide us to the truth and uncover the so called "secrets" of alternative and complementary medicine.
Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the BootsWebMD Site.
Common infections that can cause swollen lymph nodes are sore throat, ear infection, tooth decay with pneumonia, mononucleosis (glandular fever) and wound infections. In everyday speech, and further in this description uses the word glands, but in reality these are nodes with a gland is characterized by producing a secretion that is often a hormone such as insulin electricity. Often it is the case that swollen lymph nodes that you can make, such as the neck is sore and painful. Raised arm or leg, probably due to blocking of the lymphatic vessels caused by an increased lymph node deep in the skin.
Asthma - the lungs, shortness of breath, tobacco smoke, smoking lungs, cold, allergy and stress.2. I think that very rarely do people need antibiotics, I am talking a handful of times in your lifetime, not a handful of times per year. And remember when it’s cooler weather, wearing a scarf is a great preventative from catching a cold.


Especially with children it is important you do not wait too long!The viruses and bacteria that cause it are usually taken care of by the immune system.
Some common signs that someone is suffering from an ear infection are pain in the ear, tugging at the ear, difficulty sleeping, headache, poor response to sounds, high fever, fluid draining from the ear, vomiting, diarrhea and so on.
Epi-Otic does not treat the infection, but it does help with some of the symptoms such as itchiness and irritation. So, as you can see, a dog ear infection home remedy is not hard to come by, however, people consult a vet if you  do not see improvement within a reasonable amount of time.
Unconscious - fainting, loss of consciousness, respiration, blood pressure and circulation brain.3. Antibiotics do so much damage to your body, even if they do make you feel better temporarily.
It is important to consult a doctor, but for immediate relief you can try some natural treatments. Epi-Otic may also be effective in treating ear mites (which have similar symptoms to an ear infection). Sinusitis (or rhino sinusitis) - sequelae colds, flu, sinus, frontal sinus, nose and jaw caves.4. You can see in the diagram that the outer ear which shape like a leaf captures the traveling sound waves. If the glands become swollen, without you can immediately see the reason, you should be checked with the doctor. Bladder infection (Cystitis) - burning urination, intimate hygiene, bacteria and urinary bladder.5.
The link for the digestive enzymes and laxatives for kids didn’t go through on your post. In the outer part of our ear, there is a section called as pinna and through this section the sound waves enter into the ear canal. SaltSalt is probably the most readily available home remedy.Heat up one cup of salt on a pan over low heat for a few minutes. Dip a clean washcloth in lukewarm water, ring out the excess water and then place the washcloth on the infected ear.Do not apply heat to the ear for long periods of time.
Also, is there somewhere on the Internet that is kind of an all-inclusive information place for those of us who are SO TIRED of doctors just wanting to pump our kids full of medication!? I’m torn between trying to feed her goats milk with probiotics or organic formula with probiotics. Through the ear canal the sound waves reach the eardrum which is located in the middle part.
Start with five minutes, remove the heat for a while and then repeat the process as needed. Diarrhea - loose bowels, travelers diarrhea, virus, infection, frequent stools, vomiting and fever.7.
In addition, the middle section of the ear also has other important ear organs like hammer, anvil, stir up, semicircular, and middle canal.
If you notice that a node is highlighted in more than three weeks, you should go to the doctor and be examined. Eczema - Skin disorder, Skin rash, itching, hives, allergies, zinc, cortisone and scaly eczema.8. GarlicGarlic has antimicrobial properties and natural pain relieving qualities, making it highly effective in the treatment of ear infections. In the inner part of the ear, there are important ear parts like cochlea, Eustachian tube, and nerves. There are a few ways to use garlic as a home treatment.Make garlic oil by cooking two garlic cloves in two tablespoons of sesame oil or mustard oil until it turns blackish. It is most common in babies under 12 months old, and occurs most often between October and March.
Athletes foot - Ringworm of the foot, Tinea pedis, Fungal infections, Nail fungus, Scaling.10.
I’ve gathered that she got off to a bad start an I want to build her gut health back up.
Burns - Fire Wounds, scalding, boiling water and fire, 1 2 3 degree, First Aid for Burns.12. When it is bearably hot, use two to four drops of this oil in the infected ear as ear drops.Alternatively, you can also boil two or three fresh garlic cloves in water for five minutes, then crush them and add some salt. Some young children with their first RSV infection will develop noticeable wheezing, and may need treatment in hospital. Common cold - coughing, sneezing, headache, pain on swallowing, hoarseness, sore throat.13. Ear infectionYoung children are prone to ear infections because of their small Eustachian tubes.
Constipation - hard stool, stomach pain, abdominal pain, Herbals and digestive problems.15.
It can relieve ear pain as well as reduce infection.Crush four to five fresh holy basil leaves gently to extract the juice. These tubes connect the ears to the throat and they may get blocked when a cold causes inflammation.
Tonsillitis - Sore Throat, Pharynx, Tonsils, Strep Throat, Mononucleosis and Scarlet fever.17. Avoid getting the juice in the ear canal.You can also mix a few drops of holy basil oil with an equal amount of carrier oil like coconut oil.
Heartburn - stomach acid reflux, discomfort, gastric reflux, Indigestion, reflux Oesophagitis.18.
Soak a cotton ball in the mixture and gently wipe just inside the ear, around the outer edge and behind the ear.
Shingles - Herpes zoster, Zoster or Zona, Chickenpox rash, Burning pain and Blistering rash.19. Childhood vaccinations help prevent infections from certain bacteria that can cause ear infections. Palpitations - Irregular Heartbeat, Arrhythmia, Heart rate, Stress, Sorrows and Worries.20. Apple Cider VinegarTo get rid of the fungus that may be causing the ear infection, apple cider vinegar is a good option.Mix one part apple cider vinegar with an equal amount of water or alcohol. Glue earGlue ear refers to a build up of fluid in the middle ear, usually without any pain. The medical term for glue ear is otitis media with effusion and it often follows an acute ear infection. Headache - Cephalalgia, Forehead Pain, Frontal headache, Tension headaches and Migraine.22. Use a hair dryer to dry your ear as much as possible.If apple cider vinegar is not available, you can use white vinegar. If the cause of the ear infection is in the Eustachian tubes, try gargling with apple cider vinegar.5. Olive OilOne of the main causes of an ear infection is wax in the ear catching some fungal or bacterial growth leading to a blockage in the Eustachian tubes.
If glue ear lingers and threatens to interfere with a child's hearing, grommets (ear tubes) may be recommended to help fluid drain and air to move in and out of the ear. Swollen glands - Lymph Nodes, Sore throat, Ear infection, Mononucleosis (Glandular fever).25.
Hand, foot and mouth diseaseHand, foot and mouth disease causes a fever along with blisters on the inside of the mouth, the palms of the hands, the buttocks and the soles of the feet. Hay fever - Allergic Rhinitis, allergies, eyes, nose, grass pollen, birch, dust mites and fur.26. Influenza - Flu, Influenzavirus A, B and C, Flu vaccination, Infectious, Fever and coldness.27. Insect bites - bee stings, wasp stings, hornets, mosquitoes, fleas, poisonous, Borrelia and ticks.28.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is not the same as foot and mouth disease, which affects farm animals. Chlamydia - intercourse, unsafe sex, sexually transmitted diseases (STI), risk sexually active.29.
ConjunctivitisTears, redness, discomfort, discharge and crusty eyelashes are all signs of conjunctivitis. Itching - Skin itching, dry skin, sensitive skin, scabies, rash, allergy and pregnancy itching.30.
Often caused by the same viruses as the common cold, conjunctivitis spreads rapidly in schools and nurseries.
Menstrual Cramps - Menstrual Pain, Dysmenorrhea, Pain relief medicines and Herbal remedies.33.
Slapped cheekSlapped cheek syndrome or fifth disease causes a bright red rash on a child's face.
Moles - Birthmarks, Melanoma, Brownish spots, Sun tanning, Ultraviolet light and Skin cancer.34. Urticaria - Angioedema, hives, nettle, itching, redness, blisters, bumps, allergies and skin rashes.35.


The culprit is parvovirus B19, a virus that may cause mild cold-like symptoms before the rash is seen.
Nosebleeds - epistaxis, nose bleeding, blood vessels, nostrils, cotton pad, saline, laser cautery.36. Vomiting - throwing up, nausea, seasickness, air sickness, Morning sickness, pregnancy nausea.37. Tick bites - Mites and Ticks, Borrelia, rash, paralysis, and Lyme disease, Signs and Symptoms.39. RotavirusThe NHS estimates that every child will have at least one rotavirus infection before they are five. Pain - acute pain, chronic pain, major pain, Migraine, muscle pain, Myalgia and Joint pain.40. The main symptoms are vomiting and watery diarrhoea, which can make babies become dehydrated very quickly.
Thanks Subra Ahmed March 25, 2016 at 1:38 am ReplyHello Johannah, Please tell the measurements for the Walnut oil, tea tree oil and colloidal silver. A rotavirus oral vaccine is available for babies and is part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme. Toothache - acute toothache, Odontalgia, hole in tooth, Tooth Decay, Caries, Dental abscess.43.
Fatigue - Feeling tired, Burned out, exhaustion, tiredness, lethargy, Mental and Physical fatigue.44. Doctors have yet to discover exactly what causes it but it is thought to be caused by an infection. Vaginal discharge - Secretions, Vaginal catarrh, Fungus in Vagina, Odor, Itching and Infection.45.
The symptoms include a fever, patchy rash, swelling and redness of the hands and feet, bloodshot eyes and chapped, red lips. Rashes - skin rash, eczema, allergies, dry skin, itching, rash from stress and acute rashes.46.
Warts - Foot warts, Hand warts, Finger warts, Flat warts, Treatment of Warts and removal tips.47.
Weight Loss - Overweight, fat, obesity, dieting, underweight, skinny, lifestyle and dietary advice.48.
ChickenpoxChickenpox is usually a mild infection but is a very infectious condition caused by the varicella-zoster virus.
Conjunctivitis - Red eye, Eye infection, Tearing, Eye allergies, Dry eyes and Contact lenses.49. Stephanie November 10, 2013 at 1:59 am ReplyIs it safe to dip a a tip in the tree tea oil and place it in the ear? Earache - Ear pain, Ear infection, Fever, Earwax, Outer ear, Middle ear, Eardrum, Otitis media. Someone suggested using that for my 4 year old daughter’s possible ear infection!Thank you!Erdwin Clausen Jr.
Respiratory problems - Dyspnea, Shortness of breath, Breathlessness, Difficulty in breathing.11.
Poisoning - Medicine, Connectors, Bites, Drugs, Fungi, Oil, First aid at the acute poisoning. Diluted tea tree oil is safe to rub on outside of ear and down the throat area for it to sink into skin by the eustacian tube. MeaslesIf your children have had their MMR jabs, you probably don't have to worry about measles, although there are still many cases among unvaccinated children. With her being four i would reallly watch your daughter because tee tree oil is toxic if taken internally.
Remove from stove and squeeze the juice out of it in a spoon.Pour the liquid in the infected year an plug it with a cotton ball(please make sure u do not burn yourself, wait until cools down but the liquid should stay pretty warm). MumpsMumps is another childhood illness that was very common before the MMR vaccine became available. The infection often causes no symptoms, but when it does, the classic sign is swollen glands between the ear and jaw. This creates the appearance of "hamster cheeks." Despite high vaccination rates, there are still cases, usually amongst unvaccinated teenagers and young adults. Rubella (German measles)Rubella, also called German measles, is a mild virus that usually causes no serious problems other than a fever and a rash.
The symptoms are a low grade fever and a rash that spreads from the face to the rest of the body.
Whooping coughWhooping cough, caused by infection with Bordella pertussis bacteria, makes children cough so hard, they run out of breath and inhale with a "whoop." The infection is most severe in infants and may require hospital treatment. MeningitisMeningitis is an inflammation or infection of the tissue around the brain and spinal cord.
In older children, teenagers and adults, the main symptoms are severe headache, vomiting, fever and stiff neck. Viral meningitis is usually mild, but bacterial meningitis is more severe with serious consequences if it isn't treated quickly. Sore throatMost children get a sore throat now and then, usually due to a common cold virus. Seek medical advice if a sore throat lasts more than a week, or if there's pain or difficulty swallowing, excessive drooling, a rash, pus in the back of the throat or fever. The rash usually appears 12 – 48 hours after the fever and often begins on the chest and abdomen and spreads all over the body. Reye's syndromeYou probably know you should never give aspirin to children under 16, except on a doctor's advice. This life-threatening condition may affect children who take medication containing aspirin during a viral illness. Reye's syndrome has become very rare since the aspirin health warnings were issued in the 1980s. It most commonly causes clusters of tiny blisters on the skin that ooze and form a golden crust. Charlotte November 2, 2014 at 9:07 pm ReplyHi Kareni had the same experience, I was told to use otex ear drops which caused chemical burns in both of my ears. RingwormYet another skin infection, ringworm is actually caused by a fungus - no worms involved.
The fungus spreads easily from child to child, so sharing combs, brushes, towels and clothes should be avoided.
The flu more commonly causes high fever, chills, body aches, extreme fatigue and nausea or vomiting. While most children get better on their own, the flu can lead to serious complications like pneumonia, especially in younger children.
Nasal spray flu vaccination is offered to all children aged 2, 3 and 4 years old and to those children in primary school years 1 and 2. It’s also recommended for children aged 2 to 17 years old who have long-term health conditions. Flu jab vaccination is offered to children aged 6 months to 2 years who have long-term health conditions. Seasonal allergiesSeasonal allergies, like hayfever, are not an infection, but a reaction to microscopic particles like pollen (seen here in pink).
Symptoms may include sneezing, watery eyes and a runny or stuffy nose and may only occur in spring or autumn. I find that rinsing your ear(s) out with peroxide once or twice a day dramatically reduces the time it takes for the infection to go away. There is this little white thing under her anti-helix, and it’s got a hole at the top! Is it possible to stop middle ear infections simply by making sure his ears are free of wax? And I was reading the salt heat pad and remembered my grandmother used to warm some dry rice in a pan on the stove and placed the rice in a sock, tied the end and compressed that on our ear. I just tried the warm rice compressor, and I tell you what my son was crying when I started to write his post and by the time I am done writing, he is fast asleep. She literally felt the moisture drawing out of her ear and it provided relief for her as well.
All the fluid came out of my ear and the pain and discomfort are gone all in a matter of 2 hours!!! ThanksLovemusic November 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm ReplyHi Carol, sorry for not answering you sooner.
It doesn’t hurt to remind your little ones to tell you as soon as something hurts or itches.




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