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Baby Sick Pulling Ear
Why do babies pull their ears so much when teething and is it ok to give them pain killers 3-4 days in a row?
Call Pediatrician: I suggest that you take your child to a pediatrician to make sure there is no ear infection. I also would not give my child painkillers for teething, even for one day. Have him\her chew on a chilled teething ring. At least call your pediatrician and ask for advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Using a Q-tip to : Clean the external ear canal pushes wax toward the eardrum. A scratch in the canal will heal; a ruptured ear drum would've been very painful. If her doctor okays it, use 2% hydrogen peroxide mixed 50-50 with sterile water in a sterile botle & dropper. Lay baby on her side, gently pull back the ear, instill 3-4 drops & allow 4-5 minutes in that position for it to " bubble" out the wax, not q-tips. ...Read more
Heat: Often kids have some relief if they put their hurt ear down on a heating pad or compress at a low heat level. The diffuse heat messages going to the brain seem to diminish the ear pain some.If over 6mo i prefer Ibuprofen for the discomfort. Sx lasting more than 3 days deserve a doc's review. ...Read more
Usually a virus: Ear infections are really common in kids and usually what happens is your little one gets a common cold virus which causes mucous and nasal congestion. This leads to mucous and inflammation in their tiny inner ear canals. This can cause pain, irritability and fevers. Sometimes bacteria grow in this area too and can also cause ear infections. Breastfeeding can sometimes prevent them! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that at 23 weeks someone can hear the babies heartbeat by putting their ear on the ladies tummy?
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