So, I asked a question yesterday about antibiotics and my 11 month old. How long it would take to work, yadda yadda. He was diagnosed with an Ear infection and upper respiratory infection on Monday evening and didn't seem to be doing any better. Yesterday I called the Urgent Care back and told them this and they changed his antibiotic. However, I noticed blister like sores developing near his eye and his mouth. On a whim I called his Dr and brought him in this evening. NO EAR INFECTION and NO UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION. What does he have you ask? Oral Herpes, which will cause continuous fevers, sores, sleepiness, crankiness, etc. This is the SECOND time this (supposedly great) hospital has misdiagnosed a child of mine and it really PISSES me off! Sorry, had to vent. What would you do? (The first time, I was told my other son had a cold, took him to HIS dr and found out it was pneumonia and 2 double ear infections. Gee thanks)Answer Question
Answer by salamaat at 4:38 AM on May. 1, 2010
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Answer by TheDiva320 at 11:14 AM on May. 1, 2010
The urgent care could have been right. The only way to diagnose an ear infection is to see changes in the ear drum, red & swollen. Your baby could have had the ear changes when seen at the urgent care and either they got better on their own or the antibiotics had already helped by the time you took the baby to the regular doctor. The herpes would be a different infection.
The other child may have had a cold and by the time that child say the regular doctor the child had ear infections and pneumonia. There is no such thing as 2 double ear infections. Some people say double ear infections meaning both ears. Medical people say infections in both ears.
Answer by Gailll at 2:04 PM on May. 1, 2010
From what you describe I see no reason to be upset with the urgent care center. You have to realize medical conditions change or it's possible to have more than one problem at the same time. They tell you to come back if it gets worse or to follow up with your regular doctor.
I went to the hospital with chest pain and my doctor was going to send me home. I have asthma and he said it was just asthma. My son is a nurse and he looked at my lab results and this one test was just a little abnormal and he asked the doctor to do a test for pulmonary emboli, blood clots in the lungs. The bottoms of both my lungs were filled with clots. You can die from one clot if not treated in an hour. I was in the hospital over a week and have permant lung damage.
Answer by Gailll at 2:13 PM on May. 1, 2010