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My 3 year old dd has complained of ear pain a few times, off & on over the past couple weeks. The first time was when she had a cold, so I associated it w/that, gave her a dose of children's Tylenol and it seemed to go away. (This happened maybe 2 or 3 times over the course of the cold.) Now, just last night she woke saying her ear hurt, and again when she woke in the morning. The Tylenol seems to take away the pain. There is no fever or redness, or discharge. However, dd is often mucousy, especially at night when she is laying down. We have never had ear pain or infections in our family before, so I am at a loss. I am reluctant to take her to the pediatrician, bc I think she will be prescribed antibiotics and we are just recovering from recurrent yeast.
Also, I don't know if there could be any connection, but she also is having a tooth problem - one of her front top teeth has started to turn brown. All the others are perfectly fine. We go to the dentist Monday. Could these two be related? Both are so uncommon for us, it makes me wonder what could be going on.
Any info, insights, BTDT, and natural remedies would be greatly appreciated. I remember reading something about putting a drop of oil (olive?) w/garlic in the ear for pain, but I don't recall the specifics.
Thank you mamas!
Happy mama of four Wild Things
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