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Ear infections

My baby is 7 months old, how do i know if my baby has an ear infection? What home remedy can be done until we see the doctor?

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rlmaye

Asked by rlmaye at 8:06 PM on Jan. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • When my son got ear infections at that age he was fine until I laid him down and then he'd cry and cry. He never pulled his ears or ran a fever. I just know that when he cried when ever he was lying down to get him into the doctor. But most kids run fevers and pull ears. I don't know about home remedies, but Tylenol will help with the pain.

    maxswolfsuit

    Answer by maxswolfsuit at 8:19 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Warm compress against the ear to help ease pain and open up canal. Ibuprofen to reduce swelling and ease pain. I've heard of olive oil in the ear (warmed) but I don't know if it is safe for a baby.
    ANGIE409

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 8:20 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Put a couple of drops of apple cider vinegar in baby's ears
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:35 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

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