my son has bad ear infection, how can i ease his pain so he'll sleep better?

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Rita - posted on 02/01/2010

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Rebecca my son suffers recurring infections which are very painful, Im from Australia so Im not familiar with the medications the others have posted we use iboprofen (nurofen for kids) and paracetamol (panadol for kids) here .. but one of the other suggestions I have is to RAISE the bed or cot slightly on a permanent basis if possible. This assists with draining of the ears and can help with the discomfort. This is the reason kids with ear infections like to sleep on mum at this time coz their heads are upright (so to speak) the further down they are in bed the more painful the infection. so if your son doesnt sleep on a pillow i would suggest putting several pillows under his cot or mattress. It worked for my son. Oh and just a tip.. it does actually subside. My son had recurring infections which was so sad for him (like 5 or 6 within 8 months) but as he has grown older the infections are less and less (ive been told its something to do with the direction of the ear canal as they grow older) so it wont last forever!!!! :)

Di - posted on 02/02/2010

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hi, my daughter had alot of ear infections, too many to count. o found raising the head of the mattress so she wasn't laying flat helped. ibuprofen worked well because it has an anti-inflammatory in it. sadly there's not really much you can do. have you seen the doctor yet?

Michelle - posted on 01/19/2010

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The doctor can give you numbing drops that are easily put into ears.

Melissa - posted on 01/19/2010

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All of the above... However, a second call to the pediatrician for the anesthetic ear drops will provide relief when all else fails. Make sure not to miss a dose of antibiotic. The best method of relieving an ear ache is eliminating the ear infection as soon as possible.

Sami - posted on 01/19/2010

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my son always wanted to sleep on me when he had an ear infection. i gave him tylenol/motrin for the pain overnight before bed, and most nights he would sleep all night, with a few exceptions of him needing the comfort of his mother. also try to wear him out during the day so he will sleep better at night. i send my son to his grandparents house and he always falls asleep in the car on the way home!

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Mike - posted on 02/09/2014

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my son is almost two and has a fever of 100.8-102.5 and coughing so bad to where he is spitting up sneezing, dizzy ect.... is this normal?? doc said double ear infection we are just over the 24 hr mark for amoxicillin how long till he should start to feel better

Emilie - posted on 02/01/2010

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My son used to get ear infections when he was a baby, I would let him sleep in his swing, I was right near him in case in woke up. I also gave him his antibiotics and Tylenol and my grandmother suggested to put warm oil, just a drop in the ear and a little peice of cotton.

Lisa - posted on 01/19/2010

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When my kids have an ear infection, I use a hot water bottle. Once they are asleep, I lay a towel between them and the bottle and let it sit for awhile.

Ariella - posted on 01/19/2010

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When my daughter got a bad ear infection i gave her tylenol before bed and also i think it is called similasan they make an all natural ear pain relief dropper. It can be used for all ages and its 100% natural, you just drop 2 drops in the ear and it helps relieve the pressure that makes them uncomfortable, tylenol only helps with pain.

Hannah - posted on 01/19/2010

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tylenol and motrin are both pain releivers ... i think that may be the most effective thing you can do ... motrin makes an 8 hour pain releiver ...

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