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His wet cough started last Thursday.
Saturday was when he started pulling at his ears some and developed a low fever for just a few hours.
I put garlic oil in his ears (which he hated)
By Sunday morning, he was up and around and felt fine. He still had the cough, but his ears were not bothering him at all.
By Wednesday, he still had the cough, although it was more dry. I finally brought him into the doctor just to check up because of a week going by. She said he has an ear infection in one ear and she could not see one in the other ear, but seemed to think it was possible. She prescribed an antibiotic. She said his throat was just a little red. I haven't given him the antibiotic yet because she said that if the ear infection was viral, it would probably resolve in 7-10 days. It hasn't been 10 days yet, and he is happy, so I can't quite bring myself to give him an antibiotic. I figure I'll give him a few more days to see if the cough goes away, but I don't know how to tell if the ear infection is gone or not, since he doesn't show any visible signs of having one now. Does anyone know a way to check?
On the downside, I now have a cough... Any suggestions for how I can make a quick recovery for myself as well?