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What should I do if my baby keeps getting ear infections?

What should I do if my baby keeps getting ear infections?

Consider ENT consult: If your baby is having excessive ear infections, talk with your doctor about whether s/he needs to see a pediatric ear, nose, and throat specialist. Be sure to identify risk factors first before your go the route of considering seeing the surgeon about tubes. Be sure to avoid second-hand smoke exposure, prolonged pacifier use, and feeding the baby flat with a bottle. ...Read more

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Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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What should I do if my ear is infected after getting my ears pierced?

What should I do if my ear is infected after getting my ears pierced?

infected ear: Take our the earrings, let the lobe drain and soak it. Get to your doctor to get a culture and an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What to do if i keep getting ear infection constantly why do I get them?

What to do if i keep getting ear infection constantly why do I get them?

Ear infection: It depends on why type of infection you have. External ear infections are commonly caused by excessive swimming or over aggressive q-tip use. Middle ear infections can be from sinus problems, viral infections or even a perforation of the ear drum. Some people are predisposed to get them, however. See an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child is 9 months and I really wanna get her ears pierced. is it bad?

What do you suggest if my child is 9 months and I really wanna get her ears pierced. is it bad?

Not bad: As long as you have the procedure performed at a reputable facility, your baby's vaccines are up to date, and you perform proper cleaning as instructed, you should be safe to have the piercing performed. Using the surgical steel posts ( more expensive but very 'worth it') will reduce the possibility of allergic reactions. Have fun! ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby gets sunburned?

What should I do if my baby gets sunburned?

Baby sunburn: Use a small child approved moisturizer probably with aloe and nothing to cause allergy or irritate the skin. No alcohol and no retin-a. Just use the moisturizer and keep the skin clean, all should heal fine...If not see a pediatrician. Be sure not to get anymore sunburns as future damage is being done. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby has nasal discharge?

What should I do if my baby has nasal discharge?

Suction the nose: Use saline nasal drops and suction the nostrils. This can be done few times a day but not too frequently as it may irritate the nostrils. ...Read more

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What should I do about ear infections that keep coming back?

What should I do about ear infections that keep coming back?

Recurrent OM: Recurrent ear infection is treated by low dose prophylactic antibiotics, if fails may need a surgery ( tube insertion in tympanic membranes ) . Thank you. ...Read more

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What can I do if my girlfriend keeps getting infections after sex?

What can I do if my girlfriend keeps getting infections after sex?

STDs: Need more info. What kind of infections and with whom is she having sex and why is it unprotected? Tell us more and can respond more intelligently. Thanks and best wishes. ...Read more

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What should I do if my hearing gets very bad?

What should I do if my hearing gets very bad?

Hearing loss: If hearing get bad, obviously you need to see your doctor or an ENT surgeon to identify the problem and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby keeps pooping and there’s blood in it?

What should I do if my baby keeps pooping and there’s blood in it?

Call your doctor: Sometimes babies develop blood in the stool due to intolerance of milk protein which is easily treated by removing milk proteins from mom's and baby's diet. Blood in the stool can also be caused by a small tear in the anus. Your doctor must assess your baby, however, to determine whether the cause is one of these two, or something else. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child just got her ears pierced now one is infected!?

What do you suggest if my child just got her ears pierced now one is infected!?

See her doctor.: You should take her to see her doctor. Sometimes, earlobes can appear infected after ear piercing, but they are actually having a contact reaction to the earrings. If there is an infection, the earring may need to be removed and she may need an oral antibiotic. Her doctor should be able to diagnose the problem and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby does not like the new foods I am having him try?

What should I do if my baby does not like the new foods I am having him try?

Persistence: It's important that you offer each new food at least 5- 10 times before you can say your baby doesn't like it. Remember that everything is new to a baby and most babies get used to the taste after a while. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby has fever?

What should I do if my baby has fever?

Fever in Babies: Fever is a response of our immune system to something it needs to "fight". A certain ammount of temperature is good for you and will not harm you. As a guide, check the temperature via a reliable thermometer and correlate with the appearance of your child. Children should not appear lethargic or very ill with a low grade temperature. Keep babies cool and hydrated. Consult your doctor ...Read more

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What should I do to keep my throat from hurting when getting over a cold?

What should I do to keep my throat from hurting when getting over a cold?

Several choices: First you want to make sure that your lingering sore throat is not a more serious condition such as strep throat. If you have seen doctor and you are just having throat irritation from a cold then you can try salt water gargles, throat lozenges, humidifiers, hot tea, etc. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby wants to be held constantly?

What should I do if my baby wants to be held constantly?

Depends on the age: Newborns need to be held. Up to a couple months of age, a baby only understadns if his needs can be met. Hold him all you can, but allow him always to learn to fall asleep by himself by placing him in his crib when sleepy. After this period s he becomes more interested in the world around him, play with him while he is on his mat or chair so he does not expect to be held all the time. ...Read more

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What should I do if my UTI keeps coming back again and again?

What should I do if my UTI keeps coming back again and again?

Here are some...: 1. be checked if needing to complete a urological evaluation so to deduce if having underlying causes which may contribute ti frequent recurrent UTI, like > 3 times per year; 2. establish a regimen for self-testing/self-treatment with the doc under supervision. More on UTI/life reality, go to articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get tubes for my ear infections?

Do you think I should get tubes for my ear infections?

5 / yr ; 1 wont clr: There are multiple parameters for deciding on tubes. One basic mantra "5 in a yr or 1 that won't clear" (in 90 days). An evaluation by an ENT that would do the tubes would give you an idea if your situation would benefit. ...Read more

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I am considering getting my daughters ears pierced. Her pediatrician does not do it and i was wondering do you recommend piercing pagoda?

I am considering getting my daughters ears pierced. Her pediatrician does not do it and i was wondering do you recommend piercing pagoda?

Depends: Ask your doctor where she recommends that you go. If you go to a licensed place then check that the technician follows basic safety protocol: make sure she has washed her hands or used antibacterial hand gel, put on new gloves, cleaned your daughter's earlobes with an alcohol pad, and taken an individual sterile ear piercer out of its previously unopened packaging in front of you for each ear. ...Read more

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What can I do if my pierced ears are infected..What should I do?

Antibiotics: If this is newly pierced, you may consider removing the earrings. You need antibiotics to treat the infection. ...Read more

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What should I do if i can't get my baby asleep?

What should I do if i can't get my baby asleep?

Change Ur perspectiv: Babies are not aware of sleep or it's benefits until into their 2nd yr. At birth, they learn to cry when they want things to change & use this when they tire. Your job is to recognize when they tire & help them settle. Getting to sleep is their job. Feed as they wake up, entertain for a while & place them alone in their crib when they tire.Those who rock or feed them to sleep have more pbms. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

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 ...Read more