View Full Version : Off to the doctors again
Does anyone else feel like they live at the doctors surgery.
My daughter had an ear infection a couple of weeks ago. She was on her second course of antibiotics as the first ones didn't do anything (so they put her on a different type). I was at the hospital 4 days later as she came out in a rash and wasn't sure if it was the antiobiotics so they wanted to have a look. They said that it was a viral rash (not bad) and checked her ears and said they were OK and to stop the antiobiotics even though she was only on day 4 of the course. The doctor said to stop them now as the ears were clear. Went to the docs again last week and her hear was a little bit red but now i think it is getting worse again so tomorrow i am going back to the docs again. I just want her to be well. She is very irritable and whingly all day long. My husband seems to think it is just her being a child and that there is nothing wrong with her but my gut is telling me that it's more. When i went to the doctor last week he said that if she hadn't improved by friday to go back and see him again.
Sorry for the rant. I am sooo sick of her being irritable and cranky that i have had tears today aswell as her.
I guess im one of the lucky ones ( knock on wood ) bubs hasnt been to the doctors besides the once which involved a collision with the cat ( long story ).
Id definately be going back their & kicking up a stink until something was done !
Ive had a really bad ear infection i lost hearing in both ears plus other problems its not nice & dont wish it on anyone else let alone a child.
Big **hugs** to both bubs & mum !
The thing i would have a problem with is the antibiotics speaking from experience in that i was given them so much while little i ended up having a major resistancy to pretty much every known antibiotic. You dont want your little one getting that resistancy but at the same time you dont want her infection getting worse. So really push with the doctor for answers as well as whether its worth the antibiotics or if something else can be used etc. Sometimes even your chemist can be a source of advice as they arent (well most arent) keen on drugging people as some doctors are.
I know just recently my mum had a really bad ear infection & went to the doctors & he advised to use a certain cough syrup sounds weird i know & even my mum was like eerrrr i dont have a cough but as the doctor went onto say it doesnt just help that it helps the ears as the ingredients in it can actually help get rid of the bugs that are causing it. Go figure !
So yeah i guess what ive been trying to say is really look into it & if your gut says there is something wrong then go with it !!!! Mothers intuition oftens knows best !
Sorry ive rambled :o
I don't like doctors at all and I was there twice last week :eek: K had his check-up and then I had to get a cyst dug out of my armpit and now have stitches and can''t shave under there for 10 days :eek: :eek: :eek:
kaidensmum - Oh i know that one !!!!!!! I couldnt shave my legs for months when i lived in Darwin bloody tropical ulcer !!!!!!! eewwwww
Id like to know what the doctors think when they say ok there ya go now dont shave for how ever long & the patient is like ummm sorry but have you noticed the temp outside what am i supposed to wear a long sleeved top or long pants pffft !
Heheh dont mind me i havent had enough sleep. :o
I know what you mean about living at the drs, it definatly seems that way sometimes...
When the dr said that your daughters ears looked a bit red did they suggest anything to stop it getting any worse? I have taken DS to the dr a few times with what she describes and a 'slightly red ear' or the 'beginning of an infection' and he has been given drops to clear it up before it becomes worse and needs antibiotics to treat, and they have worked every time so far. He has had antibiotics a few times too, but I seem to have been lucky enough the last few times to get him to the dr early enough to avoid them.
I know this is probably not much help now, but if you are told that she has a red ear it might be worth asking for something like that.
I know antibiotics work, but logic to me says that drops that go straight onto where the problem is would work alot better and faster.
I hope your little girl gets better soon :)
Thanks ladies. I am going this afternoon at 4pm, so i will see how things go. cwsmum, do you have the name of the drops that your doctor gave you for your DS. I might ask about it so next time i can catch it early.
Just an update
Took DD to the doctors and she has tonsillitis (again), which is what is causing her ears to hurt. He said ear drops wont help as the infection is coming from the inside out not the outside in. He has given me a prescription for antiobiotics but told me not to use them unless she hasn't improved by thursday. She seems a little better so hopefully she is getting over it herself.
with 4 kids, im at the local drs surgery that often, they should give us our own special vip section!! there is always someone needing creams, or medicines, or tests, or vaccinations.........
hope your little girl gets better soon :)
My DS had a bad ear infection a few months back (High temps, acute pain etc). Each time I went back to the Dr and was told that it was still red, had fluid, had glue ear etc. After 4 rounds of antibiotics, I was sent to an ENT specialist. He declared that DS's ears were fine and that an ear infection can take up to 6 months for all symptoms (fluid, redness) to disappear.
I was always told that antibiotics was the only way to rid him of the ear infection - his were also inner ear infections.
I DO live at the Dr's surgery - I'm sure....
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.9 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.