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My five month old has an ear infection and got amoxicillin on wednesday, but she is still pulling on her ear, what should I do?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
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In brief: See your doctor

Ear infections that have not improved clinically in 48-72 hours on antibiotics are by definition an antibiotic failure.
The child needs to be re-evaluated and perhaps have the antibiotics changed.

In brief: See your doctor

Ear infections that have not improved clinically in 48-72 hours on antibiotics are by definition an antibiotic failure.
The child needs to be re-evaluated and perhaps have the antibiotics changed.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Watch & Wait

Pulling at the ear doesn't necessarily mean anything.
Some kids will do it if they have fluid behind their eardrums & no infection; some do it for no obvious reason at all. If he's not running a fever & showing no sign of distress, just keep giving him the antibiotic & don't worry about it.

In brief: Watch & Wait

Pulling at the ear doesn't necessarily mean anything.
Some kids will do it if they have fluid behind their eardrums & no infection; some do it for no obvious reason at all. If he's not running a fever & showing no sign of distress, just keep giving him the antibiotic & don't worry about it.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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