My daughter (16 months) has been suffering from eczema since the end of January. At that same time she began digging at her ears. The doctor has said it is a fluid build up in her inner ear and that he recommends ear tubes in a couple of months if the fluid doesn't drain on its own. Does anyone have ideas of natural remedies to help get her inner ear to drain?
Stay at home wife and mom to three (soon to be 4!)
FYI- Eczema plus fluid in ears makes me wonder about possible allergies.
My first son had aqueous cream from 6weeks and oilatum in bath and ten oilatum cream - still does now at 4 - he was bathed everyday.
My 2nd son could only be bathed every couple of days and requires oilatum in bath and cream and hydrocortisone on bad parts.
My little girl also has bad eczema mainly on her neck and face. The oilatum did absolutely nothing for her and so after trying many different ones she is now on Aveeno in bath and aveeno cream. These are on prescripiton and work wonders - also works with my other 2 as well. She also gets worse the more she is bathed - like me her skin dries out with the water. So shge is only bathed every 2 or 3 days unless something else requires (sick from her reflux!)
As for it going in eyes mouth etc I tend to use a small baby sponge and drain most of the bath water off the sponge and then smooth it over her face to limit the damage. My 2nd son however when not watched like a hawk will drink the bath water with it in it!! He does everything he can to drink it and we have tried everyting we can to stop it.
Every baby is different and I think you need to try things until you find what works for your little one - good luck hope you get it sorted
Mummy to 3 amazing children
Fast forward 6 months and she had what I thought was another ear infection. Doctors would not treat it as her ear did not seem infected though she had the same symptoms as before her grommets were inserted.
One night she accidently knocked her head and I had a bloody pus appear in her ear, by the next morning it was a continual flow of gross smelling pus practically pouring out of her ear.
A trip to the hospital didn't do much, they just started her on antibiotics and told me to see our GP if it didn't clear up, this continued on for 3 weeks.
Ultimately we ended up back at the ENT specialist and within a week she had the old grommets taken out, new ones inserted and adnoids as well.
I would be asking for a referral to an ENT specialist.
Last edited by dkingoccer; 09-23-2014 at 07:04 AM.
Right now, the ENT may be just trying to buy some time to see if this effusion (fluid) will resolve spontaneously, but that hole that he made may quickly heal, and the middle ear fluid may reaccumulate again. You may end up having another procedure in the future to get that fluid out....
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