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DS is 23 months old and getting in his top 2 molars.<br>
He is in terrible pain all night and can't sleep. This has been 4 days - up every hour or more screaming and crying, holding his ear and saying "ouch, ear, mama, ouch." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
It breaks my heart. We've tried Hylands teething tablets, Lil' Fevers (acetominiphin), and Orajel <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross"> (we're against it, but DS <b>asks</b> for the teeth medicine...)<br>
For his ears, we have Simalison (sp?), but it seems to have no effect on him. Just makes him scream in discomfort. I tried warming the drops and he took it better, but still did not like it.<br>
DH and I are at each-other's ends. We have not slept in 4 days and a crying baby is pushing us further and further over the edge. We try to remember he's a baby, but sometimes we invertantly snap at him. Then we feel guilty all day for taking it out on the one person that can't do anything about his pain.<br>
I have a dr. appt tomorrow am, (DH is mad - does not think it's necessary) to have his ears checked -- just in case.<br>
What else can we do? DS is just in so much pain all night. Days are better, he runs and plays with his brother. Then out of the blue - crying and pulling his ear saying "ow!"<br>
I don't want him "doped" up on tylenol or ibuprophen all the time - or even all night. Honestly, it does not seem to do a lot of good. He'll sleep for 2-3 hours after a dose. Then we start all over. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br><br>
Tried chewing - he's to old for teething rings, and we won't force him to chew on anything.<br><br>
Tried cold - he screams<br><br>
Tried warm compress - wants nothing to do with it, and won't lay still for 2 minutes anyway.<br><br>
Any suggestions??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="help">
 

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Two ideas.<br><br>
Look further into homeopathy than Hyland's. If Hyland's isn't working, it means that it's not the right remedy at this time. Get a good homeopathy book, figure out his main symptoms, and find them. Get a single remedy that matches, and try that.<br><br>
For instance, sometimes DS is in a lot of pain and has bright red splotches on his cheeks as his main symptoms. Well, that matches up with homeopathic belladonna as a remedy. OK, Hyland's has that, so I'll give him Hyland's. Doesn't work. A couple hours later he's still like that, so I had DH go get a tube of Boiron belladonna. Try that, just one pellet. OMG like a CHARM. Gone, done, no more pain, no screaming, and the red blotches disappear.<br><br>
Or if restlessness is the main issue and it matches up with homeopathic chamomile, which Hyland's also contains but it's not working, I'll pull out the Boiron tube of chamomile, give him one pellet, and whammo, he's asleep.<br><br>
Homeopathy is AMAZING, but sometimes you have to go beyond the multiple remedies like Hyland's and get to the root of the matter. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><br>
Second....find a chiropractor. Ear pulling is often nothing more than a vertebral subluxation of the first and sometimes second vertebra. Find someone to gently help it back in place, and voila, no more ear-pulling. Lots of people have been repeatedly treated for ear infections when the problem was never that, but was vertebral subluxation...
 
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