If you have young children you know how much they love to put things in their mouth, ears, and nose. How they are often sticky from who knows what, and tend to get lots of ear infections especially when they have a cold or flu. You probably also know that there is a lot of information out there and you just want to do what is best for your kids, especially when they are sick or hurt.
Well we wanted to share some information with you about kids and chiropractic care. We know it can be a little scary to take your children into a doctor’s office especially if you haven’t been to a chiropractor yourself; but especially for children’s ear infections it might be your best bet for a healthy fast recovery.
Here are a few reasons to Avoid Antibiotics for Ear Infections:
*Many cases of ear infections are not bacterial in nature; which means antibiotics will not make any difference.
*Many studies have found antibiotics to be ineffective.
*Treating with an antibiotic may lead to recurrence, since it does not treat the cause it just deals with this flair up.
*There is a potential for adverse drug reactions. A study a few years ago found that 43% of adverse drug reactions were from children 0-4 years of age.
*Study found that children who were given antibiotics in their 1st year were 400% more likely to develop asthma.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Children?
There have been many studies done over the years to determine this. Hopefully the summaries of a few of them will help ease your mind about bringing your children in for treatment.
*Study by Miller: No serious adverse events, 85% of parents reported improvement.
*Study by Thiel: Studied 19,722 patients with no serious adverse events. So the risk was determined to be low to very low.
*Study by Vohra: Covered a systemic review of the literature for the past 110 years found only 9 cases of adverse events in an estimated 30,000,000 adjustments.
*Study by Carnes: Risk of adverse reaction greater with drug therapy than with Chiropractic care.
Most ear infection cases resolve within 10 days with fewer than 5 adjustments.
If you want to know more about how we at Beebe Chiropractic work with children please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We would love to help you and your child, whether it is to heal an injury, stay healthy, strengthen your immune system, or just keep yourself comfortable; we are here for you.
Phone: (503) 620-1280 | Email: info@BeebeChiro.com | 13500 SW 72nd Ave., Ste. 105 Tigard, OR
Misc. facts about ear infections:
Did you know that the average child under the age of 2 will have 2.3 ear infections per year?
A Few Factors that increase that risk are daycare attendance, exposure to cigarette smoke, pacifier use beyond 10 months, formula feeding, or a child that is severely over weight.
You can get further information this website if you would like to know more about the factors and/or potential warning signs: www.emedicine.com