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Ear ache/infection, how to ease?

My little one has an ear ache for sure and I am guessing an infection. It is oozing yuckyness and is obviously hurting her. She has a doctors appointment scheduled but I was wondering if there was anything that I could help to ease things in the mean time? We have done the warm wash cloth and that is far as my expertise takes me.

 
Melbornj

Asked by Melbornj at 8:10 AM on May. 25, 2011 in Health

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Answers (7)
  • pick up some over the counter ear ache stuff and give her childrens tylenol.
    campbellb3421

    Answer by campbellb3421 at 8:11 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • heating pad on low.... have her lay her head on the side that bothering her on it.
    hair dryer..... slightly pull upwards on infected ear (opens ear canal) and put dryer on low. This will do 2 things.... dry the oozy and the warmth will sooth
    MrsDAP

    Answer by MrsDAP at 8:50 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • My boys used to get ear infections when they were little. What I did was give them childen's pain meds (if it hurts) and then I would take a warm, wet washcloth and place it over the ear. The warm moist heat helps.
    I hope your little one is feeling better soon!!
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 11:49 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • i had sooo many as a kid
    i took so many antibiotics for it that my teeth permanently changed color
    weird huh, at least that's what i was told that its from!!
    there are these white stains that can never turn yellow, blue, green you name it lol
    Liz4Life

    Answer by Liz4Life at 3:17 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • make sure she doesnt lay on that side when she sleeps
    if she wakes up and theres pressure it will hurt her more!
    try to tell her to lay on her back or stomach
    Liz4Life

    Answer by Liz4Life at 3:19 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • a really quick solution is the hair dryer but you can also get a disposable glove. Fill it with hot water and tie a knot, place it to her ear with a thin cloth or towel in between as not to burn her. Give Motrin, its an anti-inflamm and will help better than tylenol make a Dr app
    Esam

    Answer by Esam at 7:49 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • I'd call the pediatrician to get the best answer.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 8:43 AM on May. 25, 2011

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