Primary otalgia (commonly referred to as an earache) is a pain that originates inside the ear. The most common cause of earaches is an infection (either viral or bacterial) inside of the ear canal, but also may be caused by foreign objects (hair, insects, ear wax) lodged inside the ear. Typical symptoms can include fever, dizziness; a feeling of pressure along with pain and tightness on the affected side of the head.
Ear infections usually start a buildup of fluids in the inner or outer ear canal (commonly in the Eustachian tube) that prevents drainage of fluids. Commonly suffered in tandem (or shortly after) a cold, an untreated ear infection can put pressure on the eardrum, which can lead to hearing loss, a ruptured eardrum and other problems.
Acupuncture is very helpful and can relieve the pain immediately. I have treated little guys late at night, with wonderful results and gained new believers as well. The point sites are near the ear area, with a few others included. The treatment does not hurt, the child is screaming from the ear ache, not the acupuncture! Well, they don’t always scream with an ear ache, but I have also had 2 children. How do we manage to forget those nights? Acupuncture is an excellent ally.
Give us an old fashioned call!