Any suggestions on how to ease the pain of ear infections

Tiffany - posted on 02/17/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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i have anti-biotics and pain relief ear drops but it isn't enough she has been screaming for 2 days now and i need sleep

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Dana - posted on 03/03/2010

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take her in a small bathroom and run hot water -- the steam helps a lot. also give her a pain reliever like Tylenol or Motrin (children's version of course). when i was little i had a lot of ear infections, and putting something hot on it always made it feel better, but w/ a baby you can't do a hot water bottle or a heating pad, so maybe try to distract her--do something she really enjoys.

Anne - posted on 03/02/2010

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Sweet oil on cotton ball put in the microwave for 5-10 seconds then put int ear the has the ear infection, my mom used it on us when we were kids and i use it on my son along with the anti-biotics

Hadleigh - posted on 02/24/2010

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My bub has had ear infections constantly for 6 months now so i know exactly how you feel. Try raising the cot mattress at one end if you haven't already as it keeps some of the pressure off when they sleep. The only other thing that worked was using both paracetamol and ibuprofen at night. One controls the temp while the other relieves inflammation. Good luck. I hope your little one feels better soon.

Mindy - posted on 02/22/2010

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My child has recurrent ear infections, she never showed many signs of pain and usually if I kept the fever under control she didnt even fuss. We alternate tylenol and motrin every 3hrs. And if she goes outside her ears are covered even if its warm, the air on the ears can flare up the pain, that includes inside fans running or anything that could give a slight breeze of air. We ended up with tubes and she does much better now.

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