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What do you do if you were cleaning a babies ear and it started bleeding?

What do you do if you were cleaning a babies ear and it started bleeding?

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

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Slight red rash behind babies ears?

Slight red rash behind babies ears?

Dry skin: Usually dry skin.To treat dry thoroughly and moisturize 3-4 times per day. If this does not work, talk to your pediatrician regarding medication. ...Read more

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My infant has an ear ache, what to do?

My infant has an ear ache, what to do?

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

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What causes rash around the ear lobes babies?

What causes rash around the ear lobes babies?

Possible eczema: Eczema usually starts behind the crease of the earlobe and then to the earlobe. Other rashes are possible. It's hard to diagnose rash without seeing patient. ...Read more

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What causes ear infections in babies?

What causes ear infections in babies?

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 more

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Are breastfed babies less prone to ear infections? Why or why not?

Are breastfed babies less prone to ear infections? Why or why not?

Suckling: Breast feeding does reduce ear infections due to the force needed to nurse from a breast. This suckling helps drain eustachian tubes and is not accomplished by bottle fed babies. ...Read more

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Silverfish bug getting into infant's ears, what to do?

Silverfish bug getting into infant's ears, what to do?

See below: Use salt water (normal saline 0.9%) to flush out the bugs. Clear the bug from the bed. Then place glass containers around the child's bed legs so that any new bugs can't get into the bed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when an infant constantly rubs their eyes and ears?

What does it mean when an infant constantly rubs their eyes and ears?

Infant rubbing: Eye and ear rubbing by an infant could be habitual in nature but it could be related to allergy, viruses, or other causes. I would recommend ruling out other issues by seeing your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why are the ears and nose of harlequin babies not developed properly ?

Why are the ears and nose of harlequin babies not developed properly ?

Harlequin babies: They have hardened keratin plaques where the nose and the ears should be. The nose appears as two holes and the eyes as two slits. ...Read more

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Does camphorated oil work for ear ache in babies?

Does camphorated oil work for ear ache in babies?

NO: Put nothing in the ear of anyone unless it has been evaluated & is art of the treatment. A heat source to lay on & Ibuprofen can soften the pain until the kid is evaluated. ...Read more

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Why do ear infections mostly affect babies and children?

Why do ear infections mostly affect babies and children?

Maturity: Ear infections are thought to result from a poorly functioning eustachain tube which connects the middle ear to the nose. As one ages the tube matures.It gets larger making it less likely to obstruct. It is this blockage that causes ear infections.In addition, it is probable that the immune systems matures, fighting the infections off more efficiently. ...Read more

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Do babies get fevers with ear infections?

Do babies get fevers with ear infections?

Sometimes.: Ear infections can occur with or without fever. Other symptoms of ear infections include ear pulling or rubbing, decreased sleep or eating, fussing, not wanting to be laid down, and vomiting. Fevers can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and even noninfectious conditions. If you think your baby might have an ear infection, please take him or her to the doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent ear infections in my infant?

Are there any good ways to prevent ear infections in my infant?

Options: While you can't totally control whether your baby gets any ear infections, we do know some risk factors that tend to increase them: being exposed to cigarette smoke, bottlefeeding in a laid-down position and attending daycare are among them. Seek your pediatrician's advice about other lifestyle choices you can make to keep your baby healthy overall. ...Read more

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Can milk go into the ears of an infant if you prop them up while drinking a bottle?

Can milk go into the ears of an infant if you prop them up while drinking a bottle?

No.: Babies who are propped up while feeding shouldn't get milk into the ears (gravity will pull the milk down). I would venture to say that most babies are fed at least partially propped up and do just fine! ...Read more

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I've been wanting to pierce my infant 2month old daughter ears. What month is OK to pierce my baby girls ears?

I've been wanting to pierce my infant 2month old daughter ears. What month is OK to pierce my baby girls ears?

? Safety ?: I ignore this issue for the most part but accept that moms get tired of having their baby called a boy. When asked, I encourage moms to wait until a few weeks after they receive their first vaccines, which includes a tetanus shot. ...Read more

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My 5 month old babies head is swollen above her ear?

My 5 month old babies head is swollen above her ear?

Get baby evaluated: Any history of recent trauma?Did the baby bump her head at some point in the past 24 hrs? How is the baby acting?Any vomiting?Given the baby's young age and that fact that their is swelling on her head and without more specifics I feel you should have her evaluated immediately in the ED. ...Read more