DD had one ear infection once about 5 months ago and I used garlic oil to clear it up. She's 9 months old now and has been pulling on her ears a little bit for about a week now. I've heard that they will do this while teething though too. I've been using the garlic oil for about a week now and have seen little to no change at all. She primarily pulls on the left one and it seems to bug her a bit at night. I'm hoping the garlic oil will fix it because I'm extremely reluctant to take her to the ped because I always get the third degree about vaxing. Grrrrrr, they can be really nasty, and we have keiser so my choices of peds is very limited. So far it hasn't been like the last one with constant pulling and crying, it seems fairly mild. My DS went through the antibiotic thig for two years before they finally put tubes in. I dont want DD to end up on antibiotics constantly, we've been battling thrush for what seems like ages now and I'd hate to see what a nice big dose of antibiotics would do to our nursing relationship. I've also heard that you can put breastmilk in their ears to clear up an infection, but since it's yeasty I haven't done that, I'm just not sure if it's good to put yeast in her ears, KWIM? I've got my fingers crossed that some of you mama's will have some more ideas....
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5/21/02 at 4:47pm