Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

Is there a way to help prevent ear infections in children?

Naturopathic medicine is all about prevention! Many studies have linked environment with chronic infections. The largest correlation is seen with second-hand cigarette exposure; having smoke-free zones in all of your child’s environments is essential. Pet dander is another consideration of an environmental contributor. Another consideration is to place an infant on a minimum 30 degree angle while feeding and not flat on their back to prevent fluids from entering the canal leading to the ear.

If your child shows signs of an ear infection, please consult a Naturopathic physician or a healthcare provider.

For more about ear infections, check out this post and other responses to the question: I hate seeing my little girl in such discomfort when she has an ear infection, is there anything I can do at home to help her out?