Earache is a very common ailment. Three out of four children will experience earache before the age of three. Although many of these earaches will resolve without intervention, it is painful for the child and the parent to endure*.
Both child and parent want quick relief from the pain. New Otikon Ear Drops have been specially formulated with natural products only, to quickly and effectively reduce earache. Otikon has been clinically tested in international studies*.
These studies have also shown that Otikon is suitable for use in children and the entire family*.
What causes earache
Earache is commonly referred to as Acute Otitis Media. The middle ear can be infected and swollen which can trap fluid behind the ear drum.
This causes the pain in the ear. An ear infection usually is caused by bacteria and it often begins after a child has had a sore throat, cold, or other upper respiratory tract infection.
If the upper respiratory tract infection is bacterial, these same bacteria may spread to the middle ear. If the upper respiratory tract infection is caused by a virus, such as in a cold, or flu, the virus may be drawn to the microbe-friendly environment and move into the middle ear as a secondary infection. Because of the infection, fluid builds up behind the eardrum.
We all love to swim during summer many children will spend hours in swimming pools to have fun or seek relief from the heat. Swimming can however bring about swimmers ear.
This condition effects the outer part of the ear and can be very painful. This is a result of water being trapped in the ear resulting in the spread of bacterial and fungal infections.
This condition is called swimmers ear because it commonly effects swimmers. It mainly effects children and teenagers. Swimmers ear is treated to reduce pain and prevent any further infections or damage to the ear canal.
HypericumPerforatum (St John's wort)
Grows in Europe, west Asia and North Africa. The plant was used from ancient times. In modern herbology it is used for external treatment of ear infections.
Verbascum Thapsus (Common Mullein)
A biannual plant growing in Europe and Asia. In herbal medicine this plant is found suitable for pediatric usage, especially as anti-inflammatory due to its anti-bacterial activity.
Calendula Officinalis (pot marigold)
Originating in Egypt and middle- east. In herbal medicine, this plant is found suitable for pediatric usage, especially as anti-inflammatory due to its anti-bacterial activity.
Garlic Oil (Allium sativum)
Containing Allicin known for its antioxidant activity as well as stimulant of the immune system. This compound also exhibits antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Olive Oil (Olea europaea)
containing polyphenols and Vitamin E which are antioxidants improving the body’s immune system. The oil also dissolves earwax.