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Swimmers Ear & tea tree oil

Posted by: wings Apr 28 2006, 09:38 AM

I wasn't sure where to post this so I put it here. Yochi was crying with a swimmers ear last night. I had an idea that tea tree oil would be good since it is an anti fungal. After a ton of research I found the recipe for using Olive Oil and Tea Tree oil for swimmers ear. I thought I would share it here. I used 1 Tbspn olive oil and 3 drops of Tea Tree oil. I put that in Yochi's ear last night and his ear is not hurting this morning.

This is the time of year for this ailment. blush.gif

Ber

Posted by: Michelle Apr 28 2006, 09:44 AM

We use this ourselves, is very good!

Tea tree oil is also very good for athelete's foot. Nail fungus. Cuts, scratches, scrapes. And at $4 a bottle at Walmart, a good buy. yes.gif Especially with Summertime here...and all of it's challenges.


Posted by: hs4hmom Apr 28 2006, 10:01 AM

I use it mostly on my dogs. I fix a shampoo for them. It really helps their skin and fur.

Posted by: chocolatechic Apr 28 2006, 10:59 AM

QUOTE(Michelle @ Apr 28 2006, 09:44 AM)

We use this ourselves, is very good!

Tea tree oil is also very good for athelete's foot. Nail fungus. Cuts, scratches, scrapes. And at $4 a bottle at Walmart, a good buy. yes.gif Especially with Summertime here...and all of it's challenges.

Yes it is!!! We use it as well............except the husband, who is horribly allergic.....he breaks out in hive type thigns...

Posted by: CelticMuse Apr 28 2006, 12:49 PM

olive oil in itself will cure many earaches according to my chiro. Tea tree oil is also good for lice.

Posted by: AKHomemom Apr 28 2006, 12:52 PM

Thanks for this info.
I may be making a stop at Wal Mart before Volleyball tonight.

Posted by: wings Apr 28 2006, 01:12 PM

It is a staple around here, one in each bath room, kitchen, and my room. It is good for bites, stings, general ouie dab, and now swimmers ear drops.

Has anyone here tried Neem? I have heard that is the Tea Tree Oil counterpart.

Ber

Posted by: Dr. Pepper Apr 28 2006, 01:19 PM

Could you use this with ear tubes???

Posted by: foxchild Apr 28 2006, 01:26 PM

I would think not since you can not get water in the ear and these are liquid but I do not know for sure. They do give you drops for after the surgery though. I would ask the ear, nose, and throat doctor first.

Posted by: chocolatechic Apr 28 2006, 01:32 PM

Ber, I have not heard of Neem...........

Posted by: AKHomemom Apr 28 2006, 01:50 PM

Tanya, I can't keep up with your sigs biggrin.gif

Everytime I look I see a different one.

Posted by: Dr. Pepper Apr 29 2006, 10:21 AM

QUOTE(foxchild @ Apr 28 2006, 01:26 PM)

I would think not since you can not get water in the ear and these are liquid but I do not know for sure. They do give you drops for after the surgery though. I would ask the ear, nose, and throat doctor first.



I will check with the ENT. However, our ENT lets my ds go swimming without plugging his ears and is not worried about the water in his ears. We swim every day and he has never had a problem except when we swam in a lake!!

Posted by: hs4hmom Apr 29 2006, 02:15 PM

QUOTE(wings @ Apr 28 2006, 11:12 AM)
Has anyone here tried Neem? I have heard that is the Tea Tree Oil counterpart.
Ber


I have this for rescue dogs. It's good for parasites (mites) when modern medicine won't help. I'm not sure what else it will do--especially for people.

And for a quick flea fix (not infested), I use olive oil on the puppies if they have them. There's usually only a few fleas and since the puppies are too young for the shampoo/treatment, this works really well on them. I cover them in it and leave it on for about 5 minutes or so. It suffocates the fleas and the eggs (flea dirt) just slide right off. Give them a bath with my shampoo mix (baby shampoo/tea tree oil/aloe vera gel) and they are good to go.

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