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Why Does My Baby Keep Pulling Her Ear
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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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