Crazy ear infection treatments that just might work?
August 4, 2006 4:07 PM Subscribe
I've had recurring ear infections for almost a year now, and it's driving me nuts. My doctor is now saying that there aren't a lot of options left, and while I'm looking for a second (third, fourth, fifth) opinion, I'm tempted to try her latest oddball suggestion.
posted by spaceman_spiff to health & fitness (11 answers total)
We've done antibiotics, in oral and ear drop form, we've done surgery, and we're about to try a powdered form of antibiotic that the doc says is a last-ditch effort (and will most likely not work). She's told me (after much pressuring to provide more options) that some people recommend exclusion diets - eliminating wheat, dairy, corn, and so on - as a method of treatment, but that this has never been supported by anything other than anecdotal evidence.
I haven't been able to find any reputable information about this - I know it's not a standard treatment, but I'd hoped to at least find a source without LOTS OF CAPS, accusations of oppression by "the 'so-called' mainstream medical community, a.k.a., thieves" and typos galore. My desperation can only do so much to surpress the skeptic within me. Does anyone have any experience with an ear infection-related exclusion diet? General suggestions for figuring out how the heck I eliminate these foods from my diet without starving myself?