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I need advice on antibiotic treatment for me and nursing please

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Ok, I'm at the doctor now, horrible midde ear infection. They are giving me a shot of antibiotic now and and putting me on Zpac for 5 days to clear it up, I waiting too long to come in since I though it would "go away". The doctor said to use my judgement about nursing while on this medication. I'm sad, what do I do? They couldnt give old fashioned Penicillin because I'm allergic. Very sad, do I continue nursing, or should I supplement for my baby's safety?
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by on May. 1, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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Asweetangel80
by on May. 1, 2012 at 1:55 PM
Thanks so much. I feel ALOT better!!
WheelerWife
by Member on May. 1, 2012 at 1:58 PM
I've had the Z pak while nursing and was told it is safe. My son was also given the Z Pak when he was tiny because he is allergic to the "cillans" just like me and you.
WheelerWife
by Member on May. 1, 2012 at 1:59 PM
P.S. Hope your ear aches goes away soon cuz that kind of pain is a B****!!!
Asweetangel80
by on May. 1, 2012 at 6:25 PM
Quoting WheelerWife:

P.S. Hope your ear aches goes away soon cuz that kind of pain is a B****!!!



Thank you! The pediatrician said it was ok also when I called but you see and hear all of these warning labels "if pregnant or breastfeeding blah blah" and it's scary but I'm going to keep nursing. Thanks ladies!
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cek302
by on May. 1, 2012 at 6:53 PM

My ped & midwife okay'd the z-pac. I've taken it several times over the years. The only problem was baby got a mild diaper rash so just be ready to change poopy diapers quickly in case they sting the little bottom. You may want to be proactive and use diaper cream or vasoline before the antibiotics start. 

Paradys
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Only thing I'll add is I would get some probiotics in case thrush.
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Asweetangel80
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:08 PM
[quote name="Paradys" id="0"]Only thing I'll add is I would get some probiotics in case thrush. [/q



I hear ALOT probotics. Do you mean like yogurt?
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catholicmamamia
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Nurse.. :o) 



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catholicmamamia
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Hope you feel better soon! 



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MaryJarrett
by Mary on May. 1, 2012 at 7:37 PM
Yes yogurt helps but more along the lines of a pill or refrigerated mix. The ones in yogurt aren't as concentrated. Walmart has pill acidophilus

Quoting Asweetangel80:

[quote name="Paradys" id="0"]Only thing I'll add is I would get some probiotics in case thrush. [/q







I hear ALOT probotics. Do you mean like yogurt?
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