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Ok dd2 has yet ANOTHER ear infection she jUST got of antibiotics last week for an ear infection in her left ear and now her right ear is bothering her and though she hasnt' had a fever (she normally doesn't w/ her EI) I know it is infected and anyways what can I do about it? I don't want to get her back on more meds yet again we did this back in the spring where she had a non stop ear infection for almost 4 months and was on every kind of antibiotic there was and I don't want to do that again, Should I just not worry about it or is there something I can do for her besides taking her to the ped?
 

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express some milk into her ear. that works much better than antibiotics. put milk in her ear 3-4 times a day for about 4 or 5 days. I used to fill the ear canal and cuddle them a while to let it soak in and then drain it after a few minutes.
 

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I would but I am not lactating anymore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I have 9 more weeks before my baby gets here
 

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mullein garlic ear oil
 

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Some children just have chronic ear infections. Are they being verified as bacterial? Please get a referral to an ear, nose and throat specialist. Untreated bacterial otitis media can rupture and cause permanent damage. Chronic otitis media may be indicative of eustachian tube dysfunction.<br><br>
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My dd is 2 also and had a really bad ear infection all last week with a high fever. We gave Belladonna for the fever a few times and did some Herbs 4 Kids (I think thats the brand) ear drops I wanna say they are Willow and something else?!? Not quite sure but they say they are made for the ear. I got it at Whole Foods for about $10 and the Belladonna was in my Hylands Kids Kit $38 I think.. but it has everything almost! lol.<br><br>
I did the ear drops for 2 days and her ears stopped bugging her and now I think the infection is gone.. but she was crying in pain for 2 days before I started the drops (Thanksgiving Day no less lol)
 

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How do you tell your ped that though? If he doesn't think it is anything? My insurance won't cover me just taking her to a specialist he has to refer her.
 

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If the ear infections are chronic, I second the suggestion to see a specialist. Just tell the doctor that you're not comfortable with how many infections your baby's had and you'd like to take a deeper look. I don't see why he'd have a problem referring you.<br><br>
I also second the suggestion for mullein oil and garlic oil. I made the two separately but you can buy it in a combo (although some suggest this is not the best way to take it). Just put a drop or two in each ear and then rub the ears with the fleshy part of your hands in a clockwise motion. You LO will probably yawn. This provided my son with a lot of relief. I was also doing lots of Vit. C powder and probiotics.
 

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You will need to discuss your concerns with the physician i.e. "I am concerned with the number and duration of so and so's ear infections and the ramifications of several courses of different antibiotics. I would like a referral to an ENT specialist to determine if there may be an underlying cause".<br><br>
Many ear infections are of viral origin and thus antibiotics aren't going to do any good so it is important that your physician is diagnosing them properly. If there is any question as to the clinical appearance, I recommend having a white-blood cell count done (a finger stick) and if elevated=bacterial. If you are battling chronic ear infections and your physician is dismissive of your concerns, change your primary care physician.<br><br>
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