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    Default Help! Continual Ear Infections!

    Dd has had ear infection after ear infection. She has been on antibiotics for ages, as soon as we stop the infection comes back.
    Anyone tried any other remedies that have worked?? Please help!!

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    how old is your dd? might be worth talking to your gp about getting grommits. my gp refused to do it as my dd was under 2... and I didn't always take her to the same doc to get checked... she had constant ear infections... she grew out of them when she reached about 3 years and hasn't had them as severe as she did when she was younger... so I am glad that we didn't put her through surgery for grommits. depending on your dd's age... it might be worth while trying something that will dry up her nose/ears etc... not all the time... but might help in between the antibiotics... we also found that dd stopped responding to the anti bs as few was on them so often... which didn't help either... my advice... try to put off anti bs as long as possible... panadol and dimizen type meds unless its really bad... give her body a chance to fight it off...

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    She's 18 months. We are being referred to a specialist if this lot doesn't work but I know we will be fobbed off because of her age.
    It just sucks!

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    Does she have a lot of dairy? Or any other allergies?

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    My dd is 14 months and is having grommets done soon. She has constant ear infections and glue ear

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    that is what happened to us too... it sucks... and being told to wait just doesn't help at all!!!! try cutting back a bit on dairy products as these can block her sinus's up too. (something we found with dd) do you use any other medications with her? when her ears flare up besides antibiotics?

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    Do try to cut out dairy. It hasn't made any difference here but our ent specialist said that 1 in 8 children are intolerant to cows milk or something.

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    My DS suffered from reoccurring ear infections from around 4 months until 14 months when we ended up getting him Grommets. He has only had them in for a month but so far no ear infections and he was getting them every 2-3 weeks. We took him to an ENT Specialist when he was 12 months old and found that he had fluid on both ear drums but were lucky that he hadn't suffered any permanent hearing loss. We cut Dairy out of his diet but it made no difference. I would get a referral to an ENT Specialist to have your little one checked out. Good Luck!!!

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    Hugs. Multiple ear infections are horrible!! DD had her second lot of grommets put in yesterday (she is 27mths) so you shouldn't be fobbed off because of your daughters age. It would also be good to have your LOs hearing checked if you haven't already. Hearing loss from the fluid complicates the "wait and see" method (IMO) given that language development can so easily be impacted. Good luck finding a solution

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    Thanks everyone. She doesn't have bottles anymore and is at daycare 5 days as I work next door. She doesn't have much dairy really so I don't think that's it but anything is worth a shot. The ear infections have only begun in the last 3-4 months but she gets soooo sick. Won't eat or sleep and is constantly sad, even with Panadol/nurofen.


 

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