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What Can I Do To Help My Baby With The Pain From An Ear Infection
Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more
My 11 month baby doesn't want to eat her bottle, her ped saw checked her and says she is good is active, no ear infection, nothing in her mouth, please help!?
Try a cup: She may be outgrowing wanting a bottle. Is she more interested in solids? Consider some yogurt, pudding, soup, or jello to get some fluids into her if she won't use a cup. ...Read more
Yes: Make sure that you are avoiding any smoke exposure as this is a risk factor for ear infections. Also, babies who drink milk laying down rather than upright may be at higher risk. Prolonged pacifier use may be linked to ear infections. And lastly, daycare attendance or exposure to many other sick children with upper respiratory infections in the first couple of years of life may increase the risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Plz help! my 6 mon old baby had 2 ear infections this month and taken all anti- he is still rubbing& pulling crying all the time don't know what to do?
My 2.5 yr baby has ear infection. How do symptoms differ between bacterial & viral; would antibiotic help just bacterial, &viral resolves on its own?
Ear infections: Symptoms of ear infections (fever, pain etc) can apply to both viral and bacterial causes. Antibiotics treat only bacterial causes and viral causes are self-limited and will go away on their own. There are times when the child isn't demonstrating symptoms and the pediatrician may see fluid behind the ear drum - that is very likely viral and antibiotics aren't warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Never works: This home remedy does not really work! ...Read more
They act sick: This is common and with treatment these kids do well.I see it daily in kids who grow up to do very well. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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