Ear Infection and Vaccines
About 62 percent of children in developed countries will have their first episode of OM by the age of
one, more than 80 percent by their third birthday, and nearly 100 percent will have at least one episode
by age five. In the U.S. alone, this illness accounts for 25 million office visits annually with direct
costs for treatment estimated at $3 billion. Health economists add that when
lost wages for parents are included, the total cost of estimated treatments mount to $6 billion.
[Has the rate of AOM in the vaccinated been compared to the unvaccinated?
in NZ showed 3 times as much AOM
in vaccinated children versus unvaccinated. See also the quote below
from Dr. Michael Odent.]
Un-vaccinated more healthy
I see many children in my practice. Some are immunized and some are not, my own children are not. I see the difference
between the immunized and the non-immunized. They're much healthier and have less infections, colds, otitis media and
tonsillitis. Dr. Michael Odent has written a letter in the JAMA (1994) where his figures show a five times higher rate of asthma
in pertussis immunized children compared to non-immunized children. He is also quoted in the International Vaccination
Newsletter (Sept. 1994): "Immunized children have more ear infections and spend more days in hospital."
For whole article read http://www.whale.to/vaccines/baratosy.html
Do Vaccines cause Ear Infections?
At least 6 vaccines mention Ear Infections as part of reported adverse vaccine reactions.
http://www.whale.to/vaccines/hiberix.html Hiberix (insert on Hib vax)
Under Adverse Reactions: ... Ear infection (otitis media.)
PREVNAR A Critical Review of a New Childhood Vaccine © Michael Horwin, MA
-(33)See: Parotitis from Biavax: Rubella & Mumps (Merk) 51st
Edition of Physicians Desk Reference, Medical Economics
Company p.1653-1654, 1997;
-Tinnitus and earache from Engerix - B: Hep B (Smith Kline) 51st Edition of Physicians Desk
Reference, Medical Economics Company p. 2656 - 2658, 1997;
-Parotitis and otitis media from MMR (Merck) 51st Edition
of Physicians Desk Reference, Medical Economics Company p. 1730 -1732, 1997;
otitis media from Tetramune (DTP and
-Hib) (Lederle) 51st Edition of Physicians Desk Reference,
Medical Economics Company p. 1449 - 1452, 1997;
-otitis from Varivax (Merck) 51st Edition of Physicians Desk Reference,
Medical Economics Company p. 1807 - 1810, 1997.
Breast feeding helps prevent (otitis media.)
Dr. Erdem Cantekin on Pneumococcal Vaccine - Prevnar
History of American Home Products/Wyeth-Ayerst/Lederle
Premarin is also brought to you by that wonderful company that brings you
Prevnar and brought you Rotavirus and Norplant!
Otitis Media - Three nice quotes
Homeopathic Ear Drops as an Adjunct in Reducing Antibiotic Usage in Children With Acute Otitis Media
Standard Homeopathic Company Release: New Study Suggests Adjunctive Treatment Of
Acute Ear Infections In Young Children May Relieve Symptoms Before Antibiotics Are
/ADVANCE/ LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published today by the
prestigious Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal suggests that homeopathy is effective in providing
symptomatic relief in the treatment of acute otitis media (AOM), a common type of ear infection, in
Listening With A Different Ear: Holistic Approaches to Ear Infections
by Lawrence P. Palvesky, M.D., F.A.A.P., A.B.H.M.
A Homeopathic View on Childhood Vaccinations
http://vaccinetruth.org/index.html?m [Near bottom of page by Dr. Russell Blaylock]
As a direct result of vaccination, the mucosal immunity remains weak, complications of which may be the rapid increase in ear infections in children.
Otitis Media or "glue ear," is a buildup of water in the ear, often requiring the installation of little tubes for drainage. Children can suffer
with chronic earaches and or mild loss of hearing from this infection. This particular "glue ear" type of Otitis Media was not known in American
medical practice before the late 1940's or early 1950's. At least half of all US children have had Otitis Media by their first birthday. This
condition accounts for twenty six million visits to physicians every year. In addition, about one million children have tubes inserted in their
ears every year, at a cost of one thousand dollars per operation. That amounts to one billion spent each year on this operation. There is no system
of the human being, from mind to muscles to immune system, which gets stronger through avoiding challenges, but only through overcoming challenges.
* Ear infection is getting more and more common in kids, a new study suggests.
*Flu shots do not prevent AOM
*"Concerning ear infections, You just don't see this painful condition among infants and children who aren't getting cow's milk into their systems."
William Northrup, M.D., Natural Health July, 94
More information on Otitis Media
http://vaccinetruth.org/otitis-media1.html [Various articles]