Earaches are common in children and some adults. The most common cause of ear ache in children occurs when infection invade the fluid in the middle ear. Children are more susceptible to infection than adults because of the shorter Eustachian tubes. Frequent use of antibiotics can cause thrush and candida in children and can imbalance the immune system. Modifying a child’s diet and supporting their immune system is a key to correcting recurrent ear infections. Ear candling is a gentle yet effective means by which we can ‘suck’ out any offending wax or fluid build-up in the ear canal.
The most common type of infection in adults is known as swimmers ear. It is an infection of the outer ear and ear canal because the area is dark and moist and is easily accessible to bacteria and fungi.