Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Earache remedies anyone?


Does anyone have any home remedies (even temporary) for earaches? The first round of antibiotics didn't work and we have until next Monday for the next appointment. Liv is pulling at her ear and fussy on and off (usually more on than off!). We are doing motrin/tylenol/motrin (rinse and repeat) almost around the clock. Anyone?!?!


More info: She's 11 months old. Thanks!

6 comments:

Sheila said...

Call them back and get in sooner. Don't wait until then or her eardrum may rupture. You will know it has if gunk comes out - usually blood tinged puss (sorry, but that's what it is). If you are alternating motrin and tylenol and it's not working, you shouldn't wait until Monday for something different. I am certain that I can be agressive enough to get you an appointment if needed. :) I'm quite the Momma bear when babies are in pain. I've been through this. My younger daughter had 4 sets of tubes, 5 ear surgeries altogether, adenoids removed twice, tonsils removed once, and sinus surgery. I've been where you are (and hopefully some places you aren't going to go). If you call, they can prescribe some numbing drops for her ear also - they are oily. I can't remember the name.

I know that there a while back there was a post on the blog New Life on a Homestead (http://newlifeonahomestead.com/) about natural remedies for ear aches. You may be able to find something helpful there.

I very much hope this is an isolated incident for her. If it's not, please seak a ear, nose and throat specialist. If this experience has taught me nothing else, it's taught me to respect the knowledge that the specialist has. The pediatrician is a generalist, and has to know a little about a lot of things, but an ENT can help in ways that peditricians aren't even aware of.

D said...

http://www.ehow.com/how_2181310_warm-garlic-oil-ear-infections.html

Hopefully you can see this whole link. This is what our chiropractor recommends. I haven't done it because it was really hard to get the cotton ball to stay in the ear. I've since heard of people using a Qtip, cutting off the end and putting it in the ear. Not far of course, but so the oil gets in there. Good luck!

maygan said...

I know it might sound funny, but if you're nursing you can use some breastmilk in her ear. I don't remember now where I heard it, but I've heard it from several people (I do know for sure that it clears up pink eye).

I realize it's not a remedy everyone would feel comfortable with, but it certainly won't hurt to try.

Rachael said...

This comment was from Maygan, but I accidentally hit the wrong button and lost it!

"I know it might sound funny, but if you're nursing you can use some breastmilk in her ear. I don't remember now where I heard it, but I've heard it from several people (I do know for sure that it clears up pink eye).

I realize it's not a remedy everyone would feel comfortable with, but it certainly won't hurt to try."

Thanks Maygan, I will try that!

Jamie White said...

this is no remedy, but maybe she could use a little time with Jamie to give mama a break! seriously I would love it. just let me know if you need a little time to regain sanity!

Milehimama said...

We do peroxide drops, followed by either breastmilk or garlic oil (my 10 yo boy would freak out if I tried to put breastmilk in his ear!)

It's always worked for us.

Here's how I make garlic oil:
http://milehimama.blogspot.com/2007/03/garlic-oil.html