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Elevating Your Child’s Mattress to Treat an Ear Infection

This home remedy can work alongside some of the others to enhance your child’s recuperation from an ear infection.

Child asleep in bed with teddy bear

Elevating your child’s mattress may help.

To maximize the draining of the Eustachian tube, elevate your child’s mattress at about a 30-degree angle. This more upright position harnesses the power of gravity to improve drainage and reduce inner ear pressure when lying flat.

Don’t prop up your child’s head with a pillow.

Do place something under the mattress so the bed slopes downward to your child’s feet.

This approach helps accommodate the fact that the Eustachian tube in an infant, connecting the inner ear with the throat, tends to be more horizontal. In a mature adult it’s more vertical, enhancing natural drainage.

Elevating your child’s mattress may help.

And while this strategy may improve drainage from the inner ear, what made your child susceptible to this infection in the first place?

That’s a question chiropractors who regularly help these cases is likely to ask. What was it that impaired their immune system?

Often the answer is revealed by a thorough examination revealing spinal misalignments in the upper neck. These can interfere with the proper nervous system control and regulation of the ears and related tissues. This can set the stage for viral and bacteria infections.

Restoring proper spinal alignment with a gentle, perfectly delivered nudge, is a natural, drug-free solution. It’s helped countless infants recover from ear infections and many other childhood maladies whose underlying cause was nervous system interference from the spine.

Chiropractic care may be especially helpful with children who suffer from chronic ear infections, breaking the cycle once and for all.

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