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how do i naturally treat my 3 month olds ear infection?

Shes 3 month and has an ear infection. I dont have medical and cant afford to take her in. I know there has to be a safe, natural way to treat it or make her feel better.
please help?

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BayB

Asked by BayB at 12:58 AM on Apr. 16, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • umm i dont want to sound crazy or anything. but are you sure its an ear infection? if so then she would need antibiotics. some walmarts and walgreens have clinics for those type of exams that are cheaper than a reg doc visit. otherwise all you can do is give her tylenol for the pain and try not to get alot of water in her ear
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 1:08 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • She needs antibiotics if it is an ear infection, please pay the price to take her to the doctor, and get the prescription...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • she has one, im positive. they dont have tylonol you can give to a 3 month old do they?
    BayB

    Answer by BayB at 1:11 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • I dont have any money till friday.
    BayB

    Answer by BayB at 1:12 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • You might want to look into getting the baby on a medicaid program. She does need to be seen, ear infections are something you don't want to mess with.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:15 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • You need to apply for state medical...no child in WA state should be uninsured. No excuses. Yes you can give your 3 mo old tylenol. .8

    Google remedies online. I am pretty sure they go away on their own but your baby is in a lot of pain
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • ear infections will go away on their own eventually however if they get bad enough before they go away they can cause all kinds of hearing and speech problems later. my daughter had a speech delay b/c she had so many ear infections, and those were treated w/antibiotics and didn't last more than a week. so you really should find somewhere you can take her to get antibiotics. there are plenty of home remedies for the pain, but nothing i know of that will actually get rid of the infection w/o a prescription. if you take her to an ER they can't turn you away, and you can get billed later instead of paying up front like at a drs office.
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 1:19 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Take her in!! Ask the Dr.to bill you later. Don't mess with possibly ruining her hearing. Not to mention it is painful. If you need to get on medicaid. Inthe mean time take a dry warm wash cloth and put it to her ear to try to ease the pain.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:22 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Ear infections dont ALWAYS need antibiotics. Put some breastmilk in it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:34 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Do not put breastmilk in your child's ear or eye
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:37 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

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