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>>you think it's all gone but the bacteria is still floating around which is >>why they say to take the antibiotics for 10 days to make sure you have >>completely wiped out the bacteria.<< I was also going to say, as an alternative, Fresh garlic is a natural antibiotic. For adults, Take

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    >>you think it's all gone but the bacteria is still floating around which is
    >>why they say to take the antibiotics for 10 days to make sure you have
    >>completely wiped out the bacteria.<<

    I was also going to say, as an alternative, Fresh garlic is a natural
    antibiotic.

    For adults, Take two cloves of raw garlic.
    Mince it finely, put on a spoon, and swallow with water. Do this with each
    meal for a total of 6 cloves daily. 2 cloves will equal approximately 1
    teaspoon. At 6 cloves daily, you have reached the strength of an antibiotic
    or antiviral agent.

    For children, adjust dosage per body weight. General guidelines are:

    a.. ages 2-4 years 2 cloves daily
    b.. ages 4-9 years 3 cloves daily
    c.. ages 9-12 years 4 cloves daily
    d.. ages 12 years to adults 6 cloves daily
    Administer the garlic in three sessions per day. The raw garlic is the
    most effective over and above any of the best quality tablets.

    If you choose to take a garlic supplement, choose a product that uses a
    quick cool-dried process which results in a powder with all the original
    sulfides present. Because of the processing of garlic oil capsules, crushed
    garlic, conventional high-heat drying and tableting, freeze-dried tableting,
    and aged odorless processing, these products lack the effectiveness that the
    sulfide allicin can have.

    If garlic worked like the antibiotics we have, we would need to worry
    about bacteria developing a resistance to garlic. However, to date, there is
    no proof that bacteria form resistance to garlic. Studies done by Dr.
    Michael Jackson at the University of California at Davis have shown that
    bacteria do not develop resistance to garlic. It is apparent that garlic
    works more on the offensive attack principle, similar to our own antibodies
    that our immune system produces, and not on the siege principle which our
    antibiotic medicines work from. We have been given a very powerful tool to
    add to our nutritional arsenal in fighting infections naturally.

    Again **Disclaimer**- I'm not a Dr., you are responsible for your own well
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    You can buy swim ear over the counter. There is also one that numbs the ear.
    Sorry, can't remember the name of that.

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    Re: Budget101.com : Earache

    Wiggle your ear. Here's a test to help determine whether you have otitis
    externa (an external problem like swimmer's ear) or otitis media (middle ear
    infection). Grab your outer ear, says Donald Kamerer, M.D., chief of the
    Division of Otology at the Eye and Ear Institute in Pittsburgh,
    Pennsylvania. If you can wiggle it without pain, the problem is probably in
    the middle ear. If moving your outer ear causes pain, then the infection is
    probably in the outer ear canal.

    Yes, you can actually pour a capful of peroxide in your ear, allow it to
    set for a minute or two and then hold a washcloth there for a minute. (Be
    sure that you dont have a puncture eardrum though, as this creates an
    unwanted tingling sensation all the way down your throat).
    We use this when strep throat or other infections are going around, it
    works wonderfully.

    As for putting warmed oils in your ears, I wouldn't recommend that unless
    you add something anti-bacterial to the oil first, such as garlic oil,
    mullein oil. The combination of oil & heat is a breeding ground for bacteria
    and may actually increase your problem.

    One thing that works wonderfully is to crush a piece of fresh garlic, roll
    a q-tip in it and apply it in the ear (the oils of the garlic, not chunks!).

    HTH,

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    It's great to have you back. What do you do for strep throat? We currently

    have one case at home (hopefully no others will surface)!
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    as a child when ever I got a sore ear my mother use to heat a little peanut
    oil to blood temperture and poured it into the ear and then sealed it off
    with cotton wool repeat until better.
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    Either Sweet Oil warmed up and a drop or two in the ear followed by a cotton
    ball or if you don't want to spend the money, you can use vegetable or olive
    oil instead.

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    Use a dropper /bottle-fill w/ water 3/4 full and the rest w/ white
    vinegar-warm to body temperature and use 2-3 drops /ear. I use after a
    shower etc.
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    We had a battle with it this past week, first the kids, now myself.
    Actually, most cases of strep throat will resolve themselves in 3-7 with or
    without treatment.

    Personally, I don't believe in running to the doctor for antibiotics
    unless it is truly necessary. What I use on my own children and am currently
    using on myself is an ascorbic acid flush. (Ascorbic acid is simply vitamin
    C in powder form. I got my bottle at walmart, it lasts years).

    I use 1/2 tsp of ascorbic acid powder in 1/4 c. of OJ or warm water every
    30 minutes until saturation is reached. (1/2 tsp = 1,000 milligrams).
    Saturation point is when you begin to have diarrhea. Count the number of
    tsps needed to get to this point, subtract 1 from that amount and the the
    resulting ascorbic acid drink every 4 hours for 1 - 2 days. (Your stool will
    retain a tapioca-like consistency during this time. If it becomes too
    watery, decrease dosage.)

    This works great for getting rid of bacterial infections such as strep.
    Then again, I'm not a doc, I just prefer herbal & or homeopathic remedies to
    antibiotics- which tend to upset the bodies natural chemistry- causing yeast
    infections, etc.

    Not to mention- it's a helluva lot cheaper.

    ~Liss

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    The only cure for strep throat that I know of is to go to the doctor and get
    antibiotics.


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    I prefer natural as well but be very careful with using natural products to
    get rid of bacterial infections. Untreated strep throat can result in
    scarlet fever and that can be deadly...especially in small children. Our
    pediatrician once told us that a bacterial infection can fake you out...you
    think it's all gone but the bacteria is still floating around which is why
    they say to take the antibiotics for 10 days to make sure you have
    completely wiped out the bacteria. If your child develops a rash 3-5 days
    after the strep throat is all gone that is the beginning stages of scarlet
    fever. At that point you have to see a doctor. I only know this because my
    2nd son used to get strep throat all the time but would have not one single
    symptom until the rash broke out and then we would have to run him to the
    doctor for the antibiotics and at that point it usually took 2 doses instead
    of just one. For whatever reason, he just never showed the signs and
    symptoms...even now at age 20 he's still the same way...won't show the signs
    or symptoms until he is VERY ill.
    I say natural is definitely preferable for almost everything...I would just
    be a bit cautious with strep throat.

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    I also am very conservative about going to the doctor. If my kids have a fever,
    I will let them have the fever for at least 24 hours (as long as it is under
    102). Fever is the body's response to whatever is making it sick and raising
    the body temp is one way of killing any germs/viruses. I only give a fever
    reducer if they really cannot rest or the fever is still going on after 24
    hours. If after the first round of fever reducer meds, the fever is still
    present than I will call the doctor.

    We hardly ever see our family doctor. Thankfully, our 5 kids have been
    relatively healthy. Right now we are battling fluid in the ears with my 4 yr
    old. She doesn't seem to have any ear infection, but the fluid is thick and is
    causing a hearing loss. We had her hearing tested and they do a test to see if
    the eardrum is moving when a tone is played and she has almost 0 movement of the
    eardrum, indicating fluid. She takes a daily does of Sudafed to help. After a
    month on the Sudafed, her hearing improved from a "moderate" hearing loss to
    "mild" but there is still no ear drum movement. We go see our family doctor
    next week to lay out a possible course of treatment. I am hoping it doesn't
    include tubes in her ears.

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    >> anti-bacterial society, we are not protecting our kids immune systems and
    >> that when they reach adulthood they will be exposed to certain things in
    >> the world and then they will get sick and it is much harder for an adult
    >> to shake an illness than it is for a child. What do you think about that?
    >> <<

    I completely agree. Kids need to get runny noses and little colds. It
    doesn't hurt them to get fresh air and dirt under their fingernails, it all
    comes out in the wash (usually). I truly believe that all of the
    anti-bacterial products are allowing super-bug strains to develop.

    The most commonly used chemical in over the counter antibacterial products
    is triclosan (5-chloro-2- (-2,4 dichlorophenoxy) phenol). This chemicals has
    been used for years in bacteria ridden places, most commonly, hospitals.
    This is where the spread of bacteria is a major problem. Are bacteria a
    major problem in the common household? Personally, I know that I wash my
    counters, my sinks, my floors enough so that I feel comfortable with the 5
    second rule. (For those of you without kids.. the 5 second rule is.. if you
    drop something on the floor -food- and grab it within 5 seconds you can
    still eat it <Grin>).

    Since the major "outbreak" of antibacterial soaps, cleaners, detergents,
    etc, have we (as a general population) seen a decrease in sickness? No.

    As for it being harder for an adult to shake a problem.. I agree. The kids
    both had strep, one for 3 days, one for 4. I've had it for 6 so far. Ugh.

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    Liss-
    I am an absolute FIRM believer in the wonderful medicinal properties of
    garlic. My family and I eat tons of garlic in our foods (fresh and
    powdered) and (knock on wood!) we are very seldom EVER sick. I also
    believe in the properties of Vitamin C for the onset of colds...what I'm
    wondering is what is the difference between me taking vitamin C tablets for
    a cold and what you are doing with the acid? What about that new stuff
    called Airborne? My husbands boss swears by it, but I've never taken it.
    What about the effects of zinc? I've heard that is suppose to work really
    well also.
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    >> I also believe in the properties of Vitamin C for the onset of
    >> colds...what I'm
    > wondering is what is the difference between me taking vitamin C tablets
    > for
    > a cold and what you are doing with the acid?<<

    I equated vitamin C with ascorbic acid, as though they were the same thing.
    They're not. Ascorbic acid is an isolate, a fraction, a distillate of
    naturally occurring vitamin C. In addition to ascorbic acid, vitamin C must
    include rutin, bioflavonoids, Factor K, Factor J, Factor P, Tyrosinase,
    Ascorbinogen, and other components.

    Ascorbic acid has an acidifying effect in the body, making an unfriendly
    environment for viruses, Candida, and pathogenic bacteria. Most infectious
    pathogenic bacteria thrive in an alkaline pH.

    When you take Vit C, you are essentially boosting your immune system. When
    you take ascorbic acid, you are flushing your system out.

    >>What about that new stuff called Airborne? My husbands boss swears by it,
    >>but I've never taken it. <<

    From my understanding Airborne contains a blend of 7 herbs, amino acids,
    anti-oxidants and electrolytes. According to the box it contains 1,000 mg of
    Vit C, 5,000 IU of Vit A, Zinc and Echinacea. Since those are the top 3-4
    ingredients I would say that they probably work pretty well, although I've
    never tried them myself. The only thing I would watch out for is that this
    product contains Sorbitol - which for a lot of people creates congestion.

    > What about the effects of zinc? I've heard that is suppose to work really
    > well also. <<

    Zinc works well in conjunction with other therapies. It's basically a
    component of many enzymes. If you take too much (more than 300 mg a day), it
    actually impairs immune function. There have been quite a few studies about
    how it cuts the duration of a cold in half, but those are viral. I don't
    know it's effects on bacteria.

    Another one that I recently read for Sore throat relief (not strep throat)
    is cayenne pepper powder mixed in water. I don't know how much, but since my
    throat already hurts, I thought I would give it a whirl to see. Nothing like
    being a guinea pig. <G>. I'll let you know if it provides any relief and for
    how long.


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    I get bronchitus at least once a year. Everytime I get it I eat a lot of
    homemade canned salsa. My homemade salsa contains (spices) cayenne pepper, white
    pepper, garlic, black pepper and paprika. This helps with not only my sore
    throat from excessive coughing but my congestion. I started doing this after I
    read about the benifits of cayenne for sore throats and congestion. Unable to
    handle cayenne straight, this was my alternative. It seems to work and my Doc
    said that I should continue doing it if it works.

    Also along the natural remedies line, I don't know if I've said this before(my
    memory is aweful), I have endometriosis. In the summer I collect wild raspberry
    leaves. When a severe attack of endo hits, I make raspberry leaf tea out of the
    leaves. This helps with the severe cramps I get with these attacks. It does not
    take them away completely, but it does usually make them nothing more than a
    minor iritation. Doing this has kept me off of pain killers that turned me into
    a zombie. The Raspberry leaf tea can also be used for women with normal
    menstraul pain. When my 12 year old daughter has had a rough monthly, I make
    this for her and she is soon bouncing around again like normal. The Raspberry
    leaf tea also has a pleasant flavor.

    Thought I'd throw my 2 cents in here. Hope my input helps. Emmy in Iowa
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