Learn how to make a Homeopathic Combo for Swimmer’s Ear. We are sticking with the swimming theme here as last week’s post was on how to make a Homeopathic Combo for Swimmer’s Itch. In this Summertime remedy series, we are covering the typical ailments that can arise while on our summer adventures. This is the 8th post in the series.

If you are new to Homeopathy, check out my post, “Homeopathy: What it is and How it Changed my Life.”

After enjoying a vacation swimming in the sun, Swimmer’s Ear can be a big nuisance. We just came back from a vacation where my kids swam every day and they both ended up with Swimmer’s Ear, so this is a timely post for me.

When dealing with an acute problem, I love to make a combination remedy! Homeopathic remedies are chosen based on symptom presentation. The problem is, with an acute issue, you want to resolve it as quickly as possible without having to wait and change remedies according to the changing symptoms. Enter the combination remedy! By choosing the top 4 or 5 remedies known to resolve that particular acute issue, you have a much better chance of getting the right remedy. Anything the body doesn’t want, will simply not be taken up by the body. Here we will focus on the main remedies for Swimmer’s Ear.


How to make a Homeopathic Combo for Swimmer’s Ear

All of these remedies will come in a good Homeopathic Kit. Having a kit on hand is essential for dealing with acute ailments which are time sensitive!

Aconite 30

Aconitum napellus is well known for its keynotes of shock, sudden, and fever or heat. When Swimmer’s Ear (or any ear infection) comes on suddenly, this is the remedy to think of. Fever, the ear feels hot, or there is pain when touched are other indicators for this remedy.

Belladonna 30

When the ear is throbbing, red, or inflamed and is worse from touching it, think of Belladonna for Swimmer’s Ear (or any ear infection).

Hepar sulph 30 

Hepar sulphuricum calcareum is known as the Homeopathic “antibiotic.” As such, it is great for infections. Swimmer’s ear that feels better with heat (such as a hot water bottle) responds well to Hepar suph.  Discharge that smells is also a possibility for this remedy.

Pulsatilla 30

For years, I have used Pulsatilla 30 for my daughter any time she gets an ear ache. If the ear is sensitive to heat and in fact is hot and/or painful to touch, Pulsatilla is indicated. Often these ear aches are worse at night. As with Hepar sulph, smelly discharge is a possibility, and it will be thick and yellow (as all Pulsatilla-like discharges are.)


How to Dose a Homeopathic combination for Swimmer’s Ear

When the Swimmer’s Ear first presents, you want to dose frequently. A good rule is that for the first hour you dose every 15 minutes or so. Once your symptoms are gone, you only need to dose when they comes back. Often, this is every 1-3 hours for the rest of the day. By the next day, if your symptoms come back, take a dose. You do not need to take any doses if you don’t have any symptoms.

Tip: Make a combination remedy into a wet dose. This makes dosing much simpler throughout your acute situation.

Have you ever used Homeopathy for address Swimmer’s Ear or an ear infection?

I’d love to hear if you try this combo!