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My dd (2) has a low grade fever and a runny nose. No biggie, we treat for her comfort (lots of boobie milk and cuddles). But last nite she was cranky and started grabbing at her ear.

So, are ear infections viral or bacterial?

Do they need antibiotics? (if they are bacterial and how do they know?)

Sigh,
Help me treat my daughter!

p.s. she hasnt had an ear infection before
 

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I'm sure a warm rice pack would work as well as a water bottle- the warmth helps relieve the pressure in the ear, I believe.

I lay the babe on my lap, sore ear up, and put the drops in. (watch out that the kid doesn't knock over the rest of the oil!LOL!) I make sure they are body temp (place the bottle of oil in a cup of warm water for a few minues). I massage around the ear until the oil goes in, sit the babe up and wipe away any excess. My 3yo actually asks for drops whenever her ears are sore- the warm oil feels good. We buy them from our local health food store, they also have mullien in them, which also relieves the pain.
 

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She's doing much better, thanks for asking runningmommy!

We used one of those fake magic bags heated up - not sure whats in it.
She was better the next day. We didnt get a chance to try anything else.
Not that I'm complaining....I'm much happier seeing her happy and comfortable.
She's still snotty so we are trying to clean out her nose alot and massage around her ears (I read that here somewhere) and it seems to helping keep any ear problems at bay.

Yes, I'm wondering what mullien is too
 
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