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Baby thermometer you put in the ear to take temp?

Baby thermometer you put in the ear to take temp?

Confusing question: Yes there are thermometers that take a reading from the ear to give the kids temperature. If you have a specific question about these or the preferred process, please submit another question with a clear question. ...Read more

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Child ear pain?

Child ear pain?

Ear Pain Child: Ear pain is extremely common in childhood and although it is distressing, is usually caused by a minor infection that will resolve on its own. It can be VERY painful, due to pressure inside the ear drum so treating with pain killers like paracetamol +/- ibuprofen is the main treatment. If fevers and pain are ongoing for more than 3 days, then we sometimes advise antibiotics. ...Read more

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Baby has temperature of 99?

Baby has temperature of 99?

Yep 99: Mild elevation , can happen , but if persist discuss with u pediatrician. ...Read more

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10month baby.feel his forehead, body warm. I feel he has fever. But when I test him w thermometer he is normal.i use ear thermometer.

10month baby.feel his forehead, body warm. I feel he has fever. But when I test him w thermometer he is normal.i use ear thermometer.

Rectal themometer: Ear thermometer are accurate but not perfect. I would use rectal Thermometer. If your child is otherwise well it probably is not fever but just skin warmth. ...Read more

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Looked in baby's ear and ear drum is red on one ear he is teething and runny nose could it b ear infection or pressure?4 weeks ago on antibiotics

Looked in baby's ear and ear drum is red on one ear he is teething and runny nose could it b ear infection or pressure?4 weeks ago on antibiotics

Red doesn't diagnose: Red is but one thing we look at when visualizing an ear drum. Red alone does not an ear infection make. An ear drum can be red if child has fever, is crying, holding breath, etc. We also look at landmarks, how the light reflexes, whether the ear drum moves, whether there is fluid behind the drum. All the things together make the diagnosis. If you are concerned, best to have doc look to diagnose. ...Read more

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Can loud noise (phone ringing next to ear of baby) hurt 8 day olds ears?

Can loud noise (phone ringing next to ear of baby) hurt 8 day olds ears?

Studies done on the : impact of ambient noise in Neonatal Intensive Care Units resulted in recommendations to remove radios/other music, turn down the volume on monitors & avoid plunking items down on closed warmers. So, turn off the ringer, hold baby with head up 30 degrees & look at him when feeding. Put him face-up in his crib in his room when drowsy, but awake, to self-calm to sleep. See healthy children.org. ...Read more

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Loud music or screaming loudly near 2 and half months baby ear and baby start crying loudly..Does it affects baby ears or what?

Loud music  or screaming loudly near 2 and half months baby ear and baby start crying loudly..Does it affects baby ears or what?

Yes: Loud noises are harmful to a baby's ears just like they are to yours. Baby's can't protect themselves, so it's up to you to do that for them! Take care of your baby! Hope this helps. ...Read more

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8 month baby - running nose, no temp, full dirty nappies, cough and teething? Is it all connected to her teething?

8 month baby - running nose, no temp, full dirty nappies, cough and teething? Is it all connected to her teething?

Might not: It looks like your child might have a viral upper respiratory infection presenting with congestion, runny nose, then loose stool or even diarrhea. Make sure he or she gets plenty of fluid or water and give him/her baby tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil if fevers develop. Symptoms might last for a week or so. Bring your child to see a doctor if symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

Related?: Possibly, but probably not. How old is your child? Is she fussy and drooling? Can you see outline of teeth through the gums? Has your child been evaluated to teething by your Pediatrician...something else may be causing your child to be in pain. At 1st b'day take your child to pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist. ...Read more

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Bad ear pain. Nurse cleaned out wax. Doc said fluid behind drum and inf ear canal. How? I'm not sick. Ideas?

Bad ear pain. Nurse cleaned out wax. Doc said fluid behind drum and inf ear canal. How? I'm not sick. Ideas?

Outer ear infection: With otitis externa, you don't always feel 'sick'. You will, however, have wicked ear pain. The wax plug can trap moisture and set up the infection/inflammation. If there is fluid behind the ear drum, that's a middle ear infection and may also be without symptoms. You should have been given drops to treat the outer ear infection and scheduled for a follow-up on the fluid. ...Read more

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2yr old had ear wax removed by irrigation by pediatrician. She is crying that her ear hurts and is really fussy.What can I giver her for the pain?

2yr old had ear wax removed by irrigation by pediatrician. She is crying that her ear hurts and is really fussy.What can I giver her for the pain?

Try tylenol (acetaminophen): May try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen however if no improvement with pain meds then have your pediatrician or ENT doctor to recheck the ear canals ...Read more

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6mo w/3 ear infections in 3mths. Runny nose that turned green again. Humidifier, saline, bulb syringe but daycare. How to know if ear infected?Risks?

6mo w/3 ear infections in 3mths. Runny nose that turned green again. Humidifier, saline, bulb syringe but daycare. How to know if ear infected?Risks?

Exam: You may assume with the history that baby may get another ear infection, but greenish nasal drainage can be normal.The only way to know for sure is to have baby checked. Validating the number and type of infections is important if tubes are likely at some point. ...Read more

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Son has ear tubes. Fluid draining from one ear. Has sinus drainage too. Take him to doc bc of ear drainage? Worried it's ear infection.

Son has ear tubes. Fluid draining from one ear. Has sinus drainage too. Take him to doc bc of ear drainage? Worried it's ear infection.

See Doctor: Given his history of recurrent ear infections and ear tube placement I would definitely have him seen by his pediatrician for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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How to syringe an ear when wax stuck on eardrum?

How to syringe an ear when wax stuck on eardrum?

Don't do it: If you have wax stuck on your eardrum don't use a syringe. You first have to soften the wax with the use of over-the-counter wax softening agents. Then syringing might be helpful. In general i discourage my patients from doing anything to their ears as invariably they make things worse. My preference would be for you to see an ENT doctor to have him or her take care of it. ...Read more

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7 mo old runny nose cough no Fever Drainage out of ear looks like wax, no odor. Might be teething. Mildly fussy sleeping normal ear infection or no?

7 mo old runny nose cough no Fever Drainage out of ear looks like wax, no odor. Might be teething.  Mildly fussy sleeping normal ear infection or no?

Cold: symptoms as you described will make a baby fussy as they do not like nasal congestion. It does not sound like your baby has an ear infection. Just observe for now and offer comfort as you can. A cold should resolve in a few days and until it does expect a crabby baby. ...Read more

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Daughters tooth is growing in behind her baby tooth, what should we do?

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Daughters tooth is growing in behind her baby tooth, what should we do?

"Shark teeth": Fortunately, many times "shark teeth" will resolve on their own with the baby teeth eventually falling out. If they don’t, your dentist can assess the situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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My baby's rectal temperature is 99.is that serious? His armpit temperature is 98.1

My baby's rectal temperature is 99.is that serious? His armpit temperature is 98.1

About temperatures: 97's, 98's, and 99's are normal temperatures in normal babies. That means those temperatures don't tell you if a baby is normal or not normal. Parents and doctors have to use other signs and symptoms, or the lack thereof, to decide if a baby is normal or not. Look to see if there are other signs. ...Read more