My 14 month old has gotten one cold after another since her first birthday. A couple weeks ago, her perpetually runny nose turned into a full blown fever for 3 days, no sleep for 5 nights, went back to exclusive breastfeeding, etc. She got better for almost a week, and now she's got another chest cold, snoring and bad cough. I think she gets a new ear infection with each new cold. I treat the ear infection, and things seem to get better, and she doesn't seem to be in as much pain starting a couple days after the cold goes away. Her pediatrician thinks it's all just one ear infection since every time we come in (only twice since her first birthday), she has an ear infection or 2. Unless things get really bad, we're not going back until her 15 month WCV, but if she's got another ear infection then, I know the pressure to use antibiotics is going to go up. More than that, I just don't want my baby to go through cold after cold and ear infection after ear infection. This last one started while we were on vacation, and we didn't have our cod liver oil, but usually, I'm giving her cod liver oil every day, and I've started adding more garlic to our diets. Is there anything else I can do?
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6/1/10 at 1:49pm