I think my 4 mo ds has an ear infection. Last month the ped thought he might have an e.i. (We were there for 2 mo W.B. at 3 month d/t prematurity-We declined the vaxes). He offered abx at that time but I declined. He seems to be very fussy all day now and has a slight fever. I've tried Hyland teething tablet because he seems like he may be teething. Also, I have given him ear oil twice today followed with some massage behind the ear. I think I will call a chiro tomorow.
How long do I try this before resorting to abx, assuming they work? If we do the abx what should I give to avoid the gut flora problems?