04 Sep Children’s Ear Infections – Signs & Symptoms
Children’s ear infections are inflammation of the middle ear that also commonly involves inflammation of the eardrum and a build-up of fluid in the middle ear.
Acute children’s ear infections are due to either a bacterial or viral infection, usually secondary to a children’s upper respiratory tract infection (cold’s, ‘flu or children’s whooping cough). It’s a common complaint in young children from 3 months to 3 years of age.
The first symptom is usually a persistent severe children’s earache as the drum inflames and pressure builds up behind it. Hearing loss may occur along with fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Babies may demonstrate irritability, fussiness or difficulty in children’s sleeping, feeding or poor hearing. In severe cases, the ear drum may painfully rupture where pus drains into the ear canal and may become visible.
Signs & Symptoms of Children’s Ear Infections include:
✅ Children’s earache – the fluid in the middle ear may push on the eardrum, causing ear pain. An older child may complain of an earache, but a younger child may tug at the ear or simply act irritable and cry more than usual.
✅ Lying down, chewing and sucking can also cause painful pressure changes in the middle ear
✅ A child may eat less than the normal amount or have trouble sleeping.
✅ If the pressure from the fluid build-up is high enough, it can cause the eardrum to rupture, resulting in drainage of fluid from the ear.
✅ Children’s nausea and/or vomiting
✅ Decreased hearing
✅ Dizziness and irritability
Naturopathy Can Help With the Following Childhood Conditions
Fiona provides tailored health plans based on a multitude of factors relevant to your child’s symptomology (how they are feeling), pathology (how their body is responding), plus dietary and lifestyle factors.
✅ Digestive complaints – constipation, diarrhoea, loose stools, pain or bloating
✅ Allergies and allergic conditions – such as asthma, eczema or hayfever
✅ Poor Immunity – recurring colds or ear infections
✅ Skin Conditions – rashes, eczema, acne, pimples or allergic reactions
✅ Moods – anxiety, depression or mood swings
✅ Food Intolerances – identifying food reactions
✅ Food Allergies – identifying food reactions
✅ Growth and development issues – fussy eaters or nutritional malabsorption
✅ Behavioural challenges – ADHD or others
✅ Energy – poor energy or chronic fatigue
✅ Picky Eaters – fussy eaters
✅ Sleep – trouble falling asleep or staying asleep What happens in a children’s nutritionist consultation
During your consultation, Fiona will seek information about your pregnancy, birth and post birth experiences. This will provide an integrated view to give a full picture of the foundations of your child’s health status. You can expect to leave your consultation with a thorough understanding of the potential contributing factors of the presenting symptoms. Fiona will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates possible herbal/nutritional medicine, dietary/lifestyle recommendations, recipes and handouts. Plus an overview of the consultation so you feel empowered to care for your child’s wellbeing with Fiona’s guidance. At The Children’s Naturopath, Fiona Stock an expert in childhood health, she understands children’s needs and considers working with kids and teens to be an absolute joy. She finds that children typically respond to naturopathic treatment very well – bouncing back to good health in no time. And she treasures the opportunity she has to teach kids about their bodies and engage them in their health journey, setting them up with strong foundations and knowledge for life.
Meet Children’s Nutritionist – Fiona Stock
Fiona is skilled at getting to the heart of childhood health challenges – helping to initiate lasting change.
Fiona Stock is a respected Paediatric Naturopath & Children’s Nutritionist with a career spanning over 23 years. Armed with an abundance of experience and a true desire to transform your child’s health, she’ll listen closely to understand the underlying causes of their troubling condition. Fiona gets to the heart of your child’s presenting symptoms by deciphering what their body is trying to tell you. She will suggest simple and specific changes as well as herbal or nutritional medicine where required to nurture and restore your child, so they can enjoy the good health they deserve. Deeply compassionate and highly skilled, either of the
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with Fiona is a wonderful investment in your child’s health. If you’ve tried everything and are yet to find solutions to your child’s health challenges – this could well be the path to take.
FIONA STOCK | PAEDIATRIC NATUROPATH & CHILDREN’S NUTRITIONIST
Fiona treats the following conditions:
✅Poor Focus & Concentration
✅ Behavioural Problems
✅ Food Allergies
✅ Food Intolerances
✅ Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
✅ Tummy Pain
✅ Auto-Immune Disease
✅ Recurring Infections
✅ Fussy Eaters
✅ Sleep Issues
✅ Plus many more…
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I’ve also included cheatsheets, checklists, nourishing recipes and 25 page book of class notes.
You will learn:
✅ Understand the cause if common childhood conditions (eczema, poor immunity, food allergies, food intolerances, poor focus & concentration, ADHD, behavioural problems).
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