This painful condition can be caused by several factors. An earache can be a residual effect of a bronchial infection, flu, or cold that has settled in the ear. Other causes include food allergies (especially dairy) and too many mucus-producing foods. In adults, the most common cause of earache is swimmer’s ear, which involves the outer ear canal. Children frequently suffer from middle-ear infections and are placed on powerful antibiotics.This, in turn, may cause thrush or candidiasis. Breast-feeding your children helps to safeguard them against ear infections by boosting immunity and preventing allergies.

An earache is any pain or pressure in or around the ear.

Symptoms include acute, stabbing pain in the ear, eustachian tube, or mastoid area; swelling; inflammation; and slight fever. In children,temporary hearing loss, nausea, vomiting, and a pus discharge from the ear may occur. Many children have tubes placed in the ear for drainage purposes. Ultimately, this treatment may damage hearing. Strengthening the immune system is your best defense.

Dietary considerations
Eliminate all dairy, fruit juice, fried foods, milk, and sugars. Read all food labels, and avoid additives like MSG. Drink eight to ten glasses of water daily. Also have a green drink each day.

Supplement support for earaches
• For swimmer’s ear: Mix 1 oz. distilled white vinegar and 70 percent isopropyl alcohol in a dropper bottle. Place three drops into the ear canal, and then let it drain out. Repeat two times daily.
• Grapefruit seed extract capsules
• Vitamin C
• Beta glucan
• Echinacea extract

Lifestyle choices
• Ear candling is effective for preventative maintenance. (Refer to the section titled Ear Candling.)
• Place a few drops of Kyolic garlic liquid and warm olive oil in the ear canal, or press onion juice out on a cotton ball and place it in ear canal.
• Massage area around ear, including the neck. Pull on earlobes ten times to stimulate circulation.