My poor little man (4 y/o) has his millionth ear infection. UGH! These are driving me crazy. Normally, he NEVER complains about them and we end up finding out because he'll get a fever and a bad cough and they check his ears, and poof there's usually TWO of them in each ear. Today, he woke up complaining, and I mean COMPLAINING that his ear is KILLING him. Wouldn't you know, it's yet another ear infection. For the entire day he's been crying and carrying on that it hurts. I've tried tylenol (and he's now taking amoxicillin for the infection.) Does anyone have any other suggestions as to what I can do to help him with the pain?Answer Question
Answer by vabchmommy at 2:33 PM on Jun. 9, 2009
Answer by vabchmommy at 2:39 PM on Jun. 9, 2009
Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 2:41 PM on Jun. 9, 2009
Answer by TheDiva320 at 2:58 PM on Jun. 9, 2009
I had read an article in Parent Magazine, it was about how pain management it children is often not considered necessary but doc. Anyway one of the things they talked about was how antibiotics take days to relieve painful symptoms. I'm quoting the article " Ear infections are particularly distressing for babies(imagine suddenly descending in an airplane and not being able to pop your ears), yet studies have found that many are never given prescription anesthetic ear drops like Auralgan.
Answer by Farrahann at 3:03 PM on Jun. 9, 2009
Answer by Farrahann at 3:06 PM on Jun. 9, 2009
Answer by Glowing4Caleb at 3:32 PM on Jun. 9, 2009
If he's been getting them this long, he needs tubes. My 3 kids have had them, and they outgrew the need between 2.5 and 5. Each did well with the tubes and they eliminated the infections or almost did. I would see another doctor--have you been to the ENT or just the regular ped.? I'm telling you for that many, tubes should be considered seriously. They may not be for all kids, but they are helpful for many.
Answer by Teachermom01 at 9:39 PM on Jun. 9, 2009
Answer by CurvieMomma at 10:17 PM on Jun. 9, 2009