My 10 month old daughter has had 7 ear infections since Jan. We have an appt with the ear, throat and nose doctor June 4, but currently she has so much fluid in her ears that she is really in pain. Her normal happy disposition has departed and she is now generaly unhappy, moody and doesn't want to be put down. We have her on augmentin for the ear infection, but that doesn't clear up the fluid. The real cure is tubes (and I know many people don't like that idea but she has WAY too much fluid in her ears not to do it). While we wait for June 4th to come, and I have tried to move up the appt, anyadvice on what I can do to comfort her? The antibiotics only help with the infection, not the fluid. The dr. said possibly a very small amount of benedryl could help dry it up temporarily, but she didn't think that really worked. Help, I want my happy girl back.Answer Question
Answer by KaylynnsMommie2 at 5:32 PM on May. 27, 2009
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:32 PM on May. 27, 2009
Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 5:38 PM on May. 27, 2009
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"kids with ear infections often stop having ear infections when dairy is removed from their diets. This has been a key intervention in my practice. I have cared for hundreds of kids who have taken ten or even twenty courses of antibiotics and even steroids. They were able to cancel scheduled ear surgery because they got better when they stopped drinking milk and eating cheese. The ear infections just plain stopped for many of the children and for others they decreased to manageable childhood illnesses"
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:54 PM on May. 27, 2009
Answer by mommymine3 at 10:47 PM on May. 27, 2009