Doc Smo here, your pedcast host. Thanks for joining me today for another edition of DocSmo.com, the pediatric podcast dedicated to children and their parents. I am very fortunate to have as my returning guest, Dr. Sheila Kilbane, an integrative pediatrician and expert about much of life, to talk to us about a very common pediatric health problem, otitis media. Anyone with children is very familiar with how frequently children are affected by otitis media or middle ear infections. These infections are complications of bad colds and we all know that children get a lot of colds. So lets see how an integrative pediatrician approaches a child with recurrent ear infections. Maybe Dr. Kilbane just might be able to help your children avoid that ear infection nastiness this winter.
Welcome Dr. Kilbane.
Question 1:Why do children get ear infections?
Question 2: For children with CHRONIC EAR INFECTIONS of CHRONIC EAR CONGESTION, how does the Integrative approach different than traditional pediatrics?
(Decrease mucous/ enhance immune response/ decrease inflammation/avoid antibiotics)
Question 3: How do you do these things?
(Stop dairy, probiotics, vitamin D, immunocap, and correct structural problems)
Question 4: Which children do you suspect have structural problems in their Eustachian tubes?
Question 5: How do you reduce inflammation in a child’s body?
Question 6: Which children is the integrative approach most appropriate for?
Let’s summarize the integrative approach
-Reduce mucous production from inhaled allergy and oral allergy to food, mostly milk
-Correct structural problems
-Enhance child’s immune system
-Reduce inflammation by changing diet
Well, Dr. Kilbane, as always, you bring a fresh approach and viewpoint to both parents and physicians and I really appreciate that. You and I are on the same page; we both want to inform parents and make things better for children. I can’t thank you enough for sharing your time and expertise with us today.
This is Dr. Paul Smolen, you know, Doc Smo, thanking you for joining us and hoping your little dears, always have nice clearears. Until next time.