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Teething or Ear infection?

My son is 8 months old and has been teething for the last month or so. No teeth yet. He's not been sleeping well at night and wakes up screaming. We've tried Motrin and Tylenol neither seem to help that much. Any suggestions? Not sure if we should take him to Dr.

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Elizabeth M.

Asked by Elizabeth M. at 7:51 AM on Apr. 8, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Take him to doctor,better safe than sorry.
    sarah389

    Answer by sarah389 at 8:01 AM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • Is he nursing? If so, nursing helps with teething. And a few drops of BM in the ear will help with the ear.



    You almost never need a doctor for nursing or an ear infection.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 8:25 AM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • I would check his body temperature. If he's running fever, it's more likely an ear infection and would need to see the doctor.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 8:38 AM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • I would take him to a doctor, my son never had fevers with his ear infections.
    MomMom23

    Answer by MomMom23 at 9:31 AM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • I'd get him checked out just to be sure.
    jspenny2705

    Answer by jspenny2705 at 10:15 AM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • talk to your doctor
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 12:30 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

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