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Why does my baby keep pulling on her ears?

Why does my baby keep pulling on her ears?

Pleasure or pain: Babies pull, rub, scratch, and grab everything they can get their hands on. Most of the time they are exploring and testing new 'toys.' sometimes, though, it can be a sign of discomfort. If she is otherwise happy, playful, and doing her normal things, she may have a little extra wax or just having fun. If she is fussy, she may have ear or jaw pain, so that would be a good reason to see her pcp. ...Read more

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I got my infant her ears pierced 3 m ago. i noticed some scar tissue above one of the pierced earlobes.Can that be a keloid? Can it go away naturally?

I got my infant her ears pierced 3 m ago. i noticed some scar tissue above one of the pierced earlobes.Can that be a keloid? Can it go away naturally?

Yes and probably not: You are probably right about the Keloid if you are familiar with them and you think it might look like one. It might be more likely to resolve without the foreign body in there. Keloids tend not to go away; they tend to be a problem. If this were my baby, especially if your family has tendency to "keloid" I'd take them out. ...Read more

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Baby was pulling her ears for a month but last night she was crying and pulling her ear...what could it be? Is it teething or ear infection

Baby was pulling her ears for a month but last night she was crying and pulling her ear...what could it be? Is it teething or ear infection

Ears: You can not tell without checking the ear out. You can have low grade fever with teething and infection. Higher fevers would usually be an infection. If the child does not stop crying would have the pediatrician evaluate for infection. ...Read more

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My baby is almost 4 months. My husband wants to get her ears pierced, how do we go about it?

My baby is almost 4 months. My husband wants to get her ears pierced, how do we go about it?

Some pediatricians: Piercing ears in infants is a good time to do it. Some pediatricians will do this procedure in their office. I do this in mine. It is a very simple procedure and very safe. So ask your doctor first. ...Read more

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Q: baby's ears sticks out a bit. What options are there to encourage her ears grow closer to head. She sleeps on her back and wakes up very read.

Q: baby's ears sticks out a bit. What options are there to encourage her ears grow closer to head. She sleeps on her back and wakes up very read.

2 unrelated problems: The lop ears or ear cartilage that "stick out" is most likely developmental and I do not think you can do anything about it. When your baby is older, say 6 or 7, that minor deformity can be surgically corrected by a plastic surgeon. The redness that occurs is independent of the ear anatomy. Consult your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it good for a 7month old baby to get her ears pierced?

Is it good for a 7month old baby to get her ears pierced?

No: I've seen young children with pierced ears whose earlobes have been torn during rough play with siblings. Metal allergies can be an issue, and if improperly fastened, the child may pull off and eat. I counsel my parents to let their children decide if they want pierced ears when the child is old enough to care for it themselves. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my 2 month old baby to get her ears pierced or do I have to wait longer?

Is it safe for my 2 month old baby to get her ears pierced or do I have to wait longer?

Some done earlier: There is no age limit on the earpiercing, but generally advisable to avoid such when baby is ill/sick, having fever, not eating/drinking etc.. Otherwise, go ahead and maker her more beatiful. Just make sure you follow the care-instruction carefully to avoid infection etc... Congrats on the new princess and good luck. ...Read more

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My baby got her ears pierce and now they're red,swollen, and black gooey stuff. Can it be a infection?

My baby got her ears pierce and now they're red,swollen, and black gooey stuff. Can it be a infection?

Possibly: An infection is the most likely answer. Less likely would be an allergy to the nickel. You should have her seen by a doctor and her earrings need to be removed ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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