My neighbors have a terribly dirty house. I don't mean toys, clothes, unwashed dishes the "normal" dirty. Their house is disgusting. They have rotting food everywhere, trash all over the floor, old gross dirty diapers, and so on. They have 9 people living in a small 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. The 5 month old is seemingly always sick. I talked to her mother earlier today and she has another ear infection. This is the ninth one she has had in the short 5 months of her life.
Can a dirty house be the cause of all these infections? I know people are going to lecture me to mind my own business and not to judge my neighbors, and so on. I am truly concerned for this little girl's health.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:09 PM on Jun. 17, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by feesharose at 6:11 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Answer by amy31308 at 6:11 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
That sounds more like child abuse. The kids living in a petri dish.
Answer by Farrahann at 6:12 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Answer by ReneeK3 at 6:13 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Despite my home being just the "normal" dirty, my child still has chronic ear infections (sometimes they are severe). But, I would imagine that if the house is really nasty and is growing mold and mildew, then it could be contributing to the child's illnesses. Mold and mildew cause upper respiratory problems. Sinus infections can lead to ear infections..... so yes, there could be a connection. JMHO
PS- do they smoke in the house?
Answer by VeronicaLee at 6:15 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Answer by kaycee14 at 6:17 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Answer by AnnaMac at 6:37 PM on Jun. 17, 2009