Earache or infections in children
Ear infections are a common problem among children with the new research showing that children suffer with ear infections at least twice a year, with one in 10 suffering on a monthly basis. Ear infections and blockages are most common in the winter, however one in four of parents say their child often suffers after swimming, and one in 10 when their child returns to school after a holiday break.
CERUMOL OLIVE OIL DROPS
Cerumol Olive Oil Drops come with a dropper for easy and convenient application and are available from Boots, Sainsbury’s, Wilkinsons and high street pharmacies without a prescription and retail at £3.85 per 10ml bottle. For more information, visit www.cerumol.com.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE (for adults, elderly and children over 1 year)
Read all instructions carefully before use. Tilt head sideways with the affected ear facing upwards, Avoid touching the ear with the dropped. Using the dropper, place 2-3 drops of the oil at room temperature into the ear, then gently massage around the outside of the ear. Never insert the dropper or any solid object into the ear. Allow a few minutes for the drops to reach the eardrum by keeping the head tilted and repeat in the other ear if required. Plug the ear lightly with cotton wool if necessary to prevent leakage. Use the drops twice a day for up to seven days.
Despite being keen swimmers fortunately my children haven’t suffered too much with ear problems. I remember as a child my younger brother always seemed to have an ear infection or ear ache, with me it was always my throat.
A couple of weeks ago my daughter complained of ear ache late at night – I actually thought it was a sleep-delaying tactic but after about 30 minutes I realised it was rather bothering her. I popped a few drops of this product in and again the following morning and evening and it seemed to do the trick. She did have a bit of wax lodged and is now fine again.
It is the sort of product you should just get to have in with little ones!