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Old 11-05-2012, 11:07 AM   #11
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Re: Wwyd- ear infection

I'd bring him in. My dd went through a bad series of ear infections, where she wasn't complaining of pain, no fevers, etc., and she had her ear drum rupture twice. You don't really want to go through that. Bring him in, talk to the ped... They may say you can wait a day or two before giving him the antibiotic. I'd still bring him in, though.

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Old 11-05-2012, 11:09 AM   #12
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It could be, but babies pull their ears when they are teething. It soothes the pain.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:42 AM   #13
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Re: Wwyd- ear infection

Thank y'all for the replies and the advice! It didn't occur to me that teething could be the culprit and he has been chewing on that side in tha back lately. I did talk to the pedi today, though, and she made me feel crazy for not rushing him right in. I asked her for the rationale for antibiotics if essentially he's asymptomatic. She gave me a dirty look. It might be time to find another pedi. The babysitter hasn't noticed him pulling on it today, so I think we are going to ride it out, maybe try the breastmilk thing if it continues. Thanks mamas! What did first time moms do before the Internet?!?
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:18 PM   #14
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The protocol for babies is to treat with antibiotics under the age of 2 or if it is a double infection over the age of 2. I would take baby to be checked. Hearing is very delicate and I wouldn't risk it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:34 PM   #15
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I would use chamomile drops and wait it out. Our pediatrician never gave antibiotics for the ear unless it was awful because she said it builds their immune systems and my kids have only been on antibiotics one or two times each. My oldest is 9.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:52 PM   #16
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A few times we thought my son had an ear infection but turns out it was just from teething.
This. if it were an ear infection he would have a fever and would be realllllly cranky and probably not sleep well
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:08 PM   #17
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This. if it were an ear infection he would have a fever and would be realllllly cranky and probably not sleep well
Not necessarily. My kids have never run fevers with ear infections. And my DDs ear ruptured, she didn't complain, or anything. Playing with her ears, and having a sniffly nose/cold was her only signs.
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Not necessarily. My kids have never run fevers with ear infections. And my DDs ear ruptured, she didn't complain, or anything. Playing with her ears, and having a sniffly nose/cold was her only signs.
My son must be high maintenance! Haha
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:12 PM   #19
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she shouldn't have given you a dirty look - she can look in his ears and tell you in about 5seconds if he has an ear infection. And if there isn't one, then you don't need antibiotics.

I don't even remember getting antibiotics when DD had one at 11 months, but I suppose it's possible they gave us some. I guess I've slept since then. Feel free to try the breastmilk either way - it won't hurt!
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Re: Wwyd- ear infection

Be careful putting anything in your child's ears. If he has an infection and his eardrum ruptures, you could cause a significantly worse infection putting anything into the middle ear space.

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