Saturday, 23 December 2017

Natural Home Remedy for Glue Ear in Children

As a parent we get delighted when medical professionals tell us that our child is on target and doing everything they should be doing. That reduces our concern and make us feel better. But speech is one of them where it could vary and time frame could be anything. Medical professionals don't get concerned even if your child is not speaking any more that six words even when your child is diagnosed with glue ear.

First of all it is essential that you get a correct diagnosis as soon as possible and then do whatever it needs to be done. Writing from experience that your child had more than two ear infections, make sure that their hearing is OK. Don't think for a second that if you are talking to them and they are just standing right next to you but not responding, it might be glue ear not that they are ignoring you ( highly unlikely).

Best way to try and test this will be try to speak to your child by standing on their sides and do the same for both right and left sides(e.g similar noise/speaking). Chances are if they have any hearing problem, they will ignore you from whichever side they are affected.

Symptoms of Glue Ear:

  • Have difficulty in hearing/understanding people who are far away
  • Mostly tired/irritable as they have to concentrate harder to listen to and understand
  • Get distracted easily when you talking to them
  • Responds better with face to face conversations in a close range
  • communication barrier/ frustration/ delayed learning
  • Possible ear ache/pain
  • Problem sleeping or disturbed sleep

Glue Ear Home Remedy:

  • Research found that certain foods are behind some major allergies and intolerances. Specially milk and wheat based food. So it is important that you find out what it is that causing problems with your child's health and slowly replace them with alternatives.
  • Too many anti biotics leave our children's immunity to such a lower level that they can pick up anything from anywhere. Start using natural cure to build up internal immune system.
  • Consult with your doctor as your child may need simple operation called grommet insertion which basically removes any fluid in middle ear and putting a little tube to make sure any future fluids gets out easily instead of getting stuck. This will instantaneously change your child's life for better.
  • Try to make sure your child not getting any water in their ear while having a shower or bath. Cover them up with cotton mixed with vaseline. Vaseline makes sure that the cotton sticks and also work as a barrier even the cotton is wet.
There are many research happening to pin point why actually glue ear happens. Some came up with the idea that it is related to some type of foods, some suggested certain type of illness causes the glue ear and some unsure of everything. Whatever the reason is best thing to do will be a correct diagnosis and seek medical advice.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Natural Remedy for Tennis Elbow Pain

You may wake up one morning with terrible pain around your elbow after a tennis match or awkward sleep position or even a sports day. It could be anything to hamper your normal arm to a nagging painful arm. It is just outside of your elbow and you will feel it every time you try to pick up a pen or even trying to open the door by twisting the door handle. If those are not enough then you will also feel it when bending your arm or carrying shopping bags from super market.

In medical term it is known as Lateral Epicondylitis. The structure around your elbow joint is   muscles surrounded that move your elbow, fingers and wrist. The purpose of tendons around elbow are join the bones and muscles together. It allows the muscles of our forearm to move the way we want to move in short gives us control.

  • Weaken wrist specially when you have to lift something. You will feel it most when you have to lift something in an awkward position.
  • Pain while lifting or grasping
  • Pain while stretching arms
  • Pain while doing normal activity of life
  • Main pain area is just outer side of the elbow.

Home remedy for Tennis Elbow:

According to Doctors it may last from 6 months to 2 years. There is no specific treatment for it apart from let it self heal. If the pain is unbearable then they will suggest taking painkillers, such as paracetamol to reduce the pain for short time. In extreme cases you may require surgery. 

But you can do things at home to heal it quicker. such as

  • Do not stress your affected arm the way normally you do. Take precautions and rest your arms a lot. For example don't pick heavy things, if your work relates with computer then make sure you resting it properly while working.
  • Massage your affected area with certain oil like avocado oil, calendula oil will help reduce the pain even it is inflamed.
  • Also check you are having enough vitamin rich foods to strengthen the bones and muscles
  • Certain exercise can help the healing process quicken up. Consult with a physician for best course of exercise.

There are some quick remedies if you also have inflammation around your elbow.

  • Hot and cold compresses help to get rid of the pain and swelling quicker
  • Use some Arnica Oil and massage it on affected area
  • Even if you don't have anything simply apply gentle massage on affected area and it will help you relief pain
  • You can use your warm beanie bag for pain relief
  • Use counter force bands for pain relief and healing known as tennis elbow brace
  • Ginger tea 2-3 times a day helps to reduce inflammation.

There are many remedies you can try at home. No specific one is a best practice but it is more like what suits you best. Consult with your Doctor for best diagnostics. For self therapy or massage techniques you may find youtube handy as many doctors or physicians have submitted techniques online as a video guide.

Interesting fact is it may known as tennis elbow but it is not cause by playing tennis only. The reason could be anything you can imagine.