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DD (5mos) is showing some symptoms of ear infection. We've never been in a situation with our two older children where we needed a fever reducer or a pain reliever...but I guess we always knew it was available if we needed it. I don't think she'll need anything but I feel a little out of sorts not having a plan b.<br><br>
We avoid <b>corn</b>, dairy, soy, eggs and wheat. I guess corn is key here....what is safe that we could give her if we had to?
 

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<a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=406779" target="_blank">Here</a> is a thread with some great information for you. I am not sure what the base would be for any of the homeopathics, but for sure you could use the garlic oil and see a chiro. HTH!
 

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There basically is nothing without corn. You need to get a prescription written like "corn-free acetaminophen" or whatever, and take it to a compounding pharmacy. Check out <a href="http://no-corn.blogspot.com/2008/10/getting-medications-compounded.html" target="_blank">this</a> blog for more info.<br><br>
I agree that natural remedies are the way to go, but like you, I like to have a plan B.<br><br>
Just an FYI- my little bottle of corn-free acetaminophen was about $30.
 

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Wow - I was just thinking about this the other day (for me though when I had a really bad headache - I have been prone to migraines if I let the headache go)<br><br>
Corn is in everything!!<br><br>
Some rest and acupressure luckily helped me - but there was a few hours I was worried about what I would do.<br><br>
Going to ask the naturopath to stock up on some things....<br>
and maybe the ped to write a prescription for corn free something (I hope they do that here in Canada)
 

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My DD, who got eczema (and screaming nights) from corn, tolerated the dye free infant's tylenol (but threw up the dye-free Motrin both times I tried that on her during a nasty toe infection that landed us at the ER).
 

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Thank you for the link! It said on that site that compounded meds expire quicker. How long from the time yours was prepared until it expires?
 

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We got compounded Tylenol in powder form. We would have to mix it with our own sugar syrup if we want to take it (though we never have). The pharmacist said that if they put it in a suspension syrup, it would expire in a few months. In powder form, it can last years.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We got compounded Tylenol in powder form. We would have to mix it with our own sugar syrup if we want to take it (though we never have). The pharmacist said that if they put it in a suspension syrup, it would expire in a few months. In powder form, it can last years.</div>
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good to know...thank you!
 

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When I asked this question, lots of mamas had great info.<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=968212&highlight=" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...212&highlight=</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We got compounded Tylenol in powder form. We would have to mix it with our own sugar syrup if we want to take it (though we never have). The pharmacist said that if they put it in a suspension syrup, it would expire in a few months. In powder form, it can last years.</div>
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Seriously? What a waste... he actually never even told us when it would expire, and didn't even tell me if I needed to refrigerate it (I did). I'm sure we'll never use it before it expires. Next time I will get the powder for sure.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">When I asked this question, lots of mamas had great info.<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=968212&highlight=" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...212&highlight=</a></div>
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uh oh busted! I swear I usually search to see if my question has been asked/answered before posting. Not this time tho. Thanks for the link..off to read. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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