My son gets strep throat, ear infections and phnemonia all the time. He gets them so much that the doctors are suggesting either three months of constant anibiotics or tubes. Can anyone give me some advice i dont know which options to choose. His pediatrician is against tubes and for anitbiotics but the antibitics that he will get is amox which does not work for him anymore supposably and my uncle who is a pediatrician is for tubes. Help!! any suggestions?

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Robin - posted on 02/16/2009

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Often food allergies can be the culprit, especially wheat, what happens is that the small intestine can't digest it and develops scar tissue, the lack of nutrients that are absorbed lower the immune system and their little bodies use their other lymphs to clean out the toxic waste, like tonsils, which then swell and then the ears don't drain, then he is breathing fluid and get a pheumonia. If you stop the food he is allergic to I'd be willing to bet that he would not need either tubes or antibiotic. Medical doctors will refer you if you ask. Or you can just start by eliminating the most common foods one at a time, to find the culprit. Wheat, corn, eggs milk are the most common. In the mean time try a digestive enzyme and plain yogurt, my favorite is Mountain High, original style, not fat free.

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HI Sarah,



After reading over many helpful responses I'm sure you may be a little overwhelmed or confused. As a mother, I think it is important that we educate ourselves so we can empower ourselves in making the best decisions for our children. Research the options people are giving you for yourself. I know many mothers that have had problems with their children's ears. So ask yourself, why are there soooo many people having the same problem? I believe one of the main reason is diet. Allergies can break down your immune system and if you are taking antibiotics that just adds fuel to the fire. There are also long term side afects from antibiotics that may not even show up until a person's adulthood. (I am speaking from experience) Address the "WHY" of his issues and not what to do to put a bandaid on the situation. IF it is allegies the tubes/antibiotics are futile and he will still have problems after those treatments. I would also suggest that you find a holistic pediatrician. My son's doctor is an MD but he also specializes in holistic remedies and nutrition. I used to think holistic remedies were "weird" but it was just my ignorance keeping me from understanding them. I would recommend that you start off with Dr Mercola's website and go from there. You can email me at smilu@live.com if you have any further questions! May God bless you and your family!

Poppy - posted on 02/17/2009

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My daughter didn't respond to Amox either. She took Ceclhor (sp) for 6 months and never needed tubes.

Lyn - posted on 02/17/2009

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Hi In answer to your query about three months anti-biotic treatment, I feel this is not a good idea. Firstly, this could cause a build up of candida in his system (thrush) as in what we ladies sometimes get, also this could then become a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria, to be honest if your son is constantly ill then maybe you should be asking why!! does he have an underlying problem that needs looking at ie a low immune system, ? has he had bronchiectases? a disease of the bronchial tubes which can result in pneumonea? this can be treated with posteral drainage. My son had this and once I did regular drainage then his other symptons cleared, Have a chat with your doctor and see if this helps. I hope your son gets well soon. Best wishes.

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Samantha - posted on 05/01/2010

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my little girl had tubes put in and immediately everything cleared up, it's been 2 years and she's had 1 ear infection and it was very mild!!! no more runny nose, coughing, crankiness nothing. i was scared, but before we even went to the other waiting room at the surgery center they were done. they don't put them under, just a little bit of sleepy gas and it takes 3 min. they go in from the outside of the ear. she took a long nap afterwards and was up playing by th end of the day. good luck!

Julie - posted on 03/13/2009

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Have you tried the chiropracter? Great things can be done for infants. just make sure you research and find a good one. Those having graduated from Palmer College are great!!!

Krystyna - posted on 03/13/2009

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My son had the same problems when he was about 18 months of age. The antibiotics weren't working and my doctor suggested tubes. After he had them put in he was healthy for a long time and no more ear infections!

Amy - posted on 03/13/2009

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Have you tried taking him to a chiropractor.  My oldest son, now 14 was the same way.  Our doctor recommended tubes, but I didn't really want to go that route.  I mentioned it to my chiropractor and he suggested I bring him...I didn't even realize chiropractors treated infants and toddlers.  My chiropractor treats children under 12 for free, so I gave it a shot and it worked wonders.  I guess the tope vertebrae sometimes gets kinked which doesn't allow the sinuses and ears to drain properly.  I started taking my son quite frequently at first, then worked our way to only once every 4-6 weeks.  He has not had an ear infection since!



Hope he feels better.

Jenny - posted on 03/13/2009

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Have him checked for allergies. My friend has a boy who went the same go around. Tubes didn't work and there are several antibiotics he can not take anymore. She eventually got him to an allergist and found out he's allergic to a ton of things that started the whole cycle of ear infections, pneumonia etc.. He also has asthma which apparently some get confused with pneumonia on an x-ray. So several times he was treated for pneumonia even though it was asthma. If you haven't had him to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, make an appointment ASAP. I wouldn't choose the antibiotics because they're just trying to treat the infection, not find out what is causing the repeated infections. My friend went so far as to have her sons sinus scraped and still that didn't stop recurring infections! The Dr's did it to give him a fresh start but it all just started up again.

Lalanya Lani - posted on 03/13/2009

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My first two children were getting Strep, which turned into ear infections all the time and the antibiotics would work for a little while and then it would come back on them again in a few weeks.  I was cleaning everything like a mad woman and changing toothbrushes and finally my pediatricaian suggested a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.  She suggested an ENT (ear, nose, throat) Dr. for us to go to and we did.  Both children had their tonsills and adenoids taken out and 3 years later we still have never had another case of Strep.  I have had other friends who have gotten the tubes and they still had problems here and there but ALL of my friends that have just gone ahead and had the tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy have had the same results as we have had.  I think you are just spinning your wheels on anti. and tubs.  My kiddos have felt and acted so much better since the surgery.   And really the surgery was not all that bad.  It was worse on my husband and I then our kids;0)  In fact one of my friends daughters had the surgery done just yesterday afternoon after dealing with the same situation as you.  Some pedi. are kind of strange about going ahead and suggesting the sugery, why I don't know, but I would highly recomend it.  Infact I have a new baby and if he starts out doing the same thing we WILL be doing the sugery on him when he is old enough.  Sorry to be so lengthy hope this helps. 

Lalanya Lani - posted on 03/13/2009

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My first two children were getting Strep, which turned into ear infections all the time and the antibiotics would work for a little while and then it would come back on them again in a few weeks.  I was cleaning everything like a mad woman and changing toothbrushes and finally my pediatricaian suggested a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.  She suggested an ENT (ear, nose, throat) Dr. for us to go to and we did.  Both children had their tonsills and adenoids taken out and 3 years later we still have never had another case of Strep.  I have had other friends who have gotten the tubes and they still had problems here and there but ALL of my friends that have just gone ahead and had the tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy have had the same results as we have had.  I think you are just spinning your wheels on anti. and tubs.  My kiddos have felt and acted so much better since the surgery.   And really the surgery was not all that bad.  It was worse on my husband and I then our kids;0)  In fact one of my friends daughters had the surgery done just yesterday afternoon after dealing with the same situation as you.  Some pedi. are kind of strange about going ahead and suggesting the sugery, why I don't know, but I would highly recomend it.  Infact I have a new baby and if he starts out doing the same thing we WILL be doing the sugery on him when he is old enough.  Sorry to be so lengthy hope this helps. 

Lori - posted on 03/13/2009

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My now 16 year old son, went down the same road, each time he went for a shot, I found out he had an ear infection.  So on the meds and clear it up only to come back again.  So 3 sets of tubes, adnoids (sp) and tonsils later, we ran into a friend who suggested chriopractor. I thought she was nuts.  So when the doctor said he was headed for a 4th set of tubes, I tried.  They were correct.  Something in his neck (I'm not a nurse)  was pinching is ear cannel shut, and no more problems, no more ear plugs, no infections, nothing!  Who know!



Good luck

Kay - posted on 03/13/2009

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what i done,was rub a little vcick's around the sore part's,and for the chest,rub a bit of butter, on brown paper,put on his chest,or have a camphor bag,pinned to the singlet,worked for me,it;s old remedy,,bity old fashion,i am,,

Alathea - posted on 03/13/2009

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My son had six ear infections in as many months. We opted to go ahead and get the tubes. I can not express how wonderful they are. He has not had an ear infection since, despite a nansty cold that would normally set his ears bulging! I would highly recommend the tubes to anyone!

Sandie - posted on 03/13/2009

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I myself had those problems and the doctors took my tonsils out. I never again had any problems.Tubes were suggested for me only if the tonsil removal didn't work

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I'm assuming, tubes in the ears. I had tubes in my ears because I had a lot of fluid build up to the point of being legally deaf as a kid. I would definitely think tubes are better than antibiotics. I don't know how it would be good to take antibiotics for such a long period of time.

Mary - posted on 03/13/2009

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Tubes! My son is on his second set-he got his first at 11 months old because he had 9 ear infections within a 5 month span. Antibiotics are so bad for the body-they take years to get out of the body completely. Once he got his tubes, the ear infections stopped. When you get tubes you reduce the chance your child will have hearing and balance problems for the rest of their life.

Heather - posted on 03/12/2009

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I personally feel that tubes are a good option.  They are working well for my daughter - she's on her 3rd in L ear & 2nd in R ear.  The tubes have served a dual purpose - they have helped her decrease the incidence of ear infections AND they have greatly improved her speech.  Before tubes, she had about a 40% speech/language delay - now she just has some articulation difficulties.



However, before taking anyone's advice, I would talk to the doctor and find out why he/she is against tubes.  Many doctors simply don't like to recommend surgery, unless it's a life-threatening issue.  Also, there are risks with ANY type of surgery.  You should also ask for a second opinion from another local pediatrician.  Possibly ask for a referral to an ENT - they could further evaluate and test your little one's ears and then give you an expert opinion on the necessity of tubes.  My little girl had to take antibiotics and steroids for several days after her surgery to help prevent complications.



Hope this helps.

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I'm assuming, tubes in the ears. I had tubes in my ears because I had a lot of fluid build up to the point of being legally deaf as a kid. I would definitely think tubes are better than antibiotics. I don't know how it would be good to take antibiotics for such a long period of time.

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Food allergies causes reoccurring problems like this. Dairy especially affects the mucous membranes, can irritate them and lead to infection. I would try a food elimination diet and see what you find out after eliminating common triggers. Such as dairy, soy, wheat. Hope this helps!!

Erin - posted on 03/12/2009

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I'd get a new pediatrician if he really wants to keep your child on antibiotics for 3 months straight instead of putting tubes in.  If your child has had multiple infections (I think 6 in a year) or has chronic fluid in the ears then he should really get the tubes.  Its a very simple surgery, it only takes 15 minutes or so in the OR start to finish and most children recover in no time.  The tubes help tremendously!  Both of my kids have had them put in and have had very few problems since.  I work in an ENT surgery center where they put tubes in babies as young as six months.  It's really a very simple procedure and you'll notice a big difference if you're child has fluid in his ears and hasn't been hearing very well.  Good luck with whatever you decide.

Pamela - posted on 03/12/2009

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I work with a wellness company and I cure my kids all the time of strep and ear infections with just one of our products.  I am also a Nurtition and Wellness Specialist and I always recommend people get the toxins out of their homes.  They interefere with the immune system and make it impossible for your son to get better. Besides...they are poison !



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Amy - posted on 03/12/2009

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y is the dr against the tubes? and for the antibiotics? i had alot of hearing problems as a young child ear infections the whole 9 yards and the only thing that really corrected the problemwas the tubes/ i had to have them twice wich there was no garentee the second time around if it didnt work, it did thank god i an still hard of hearing i had my tonsils out when i was 15 and doing better.

Lakeesha - posted on 03/12/2009

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You should see a ear,nose,throat specialist. My son kept an ear infection and throat infection. His strep throat was so bad that he would get scarlet fever with it. He just had his tonsils removed this past November and so far so good . Just remember the ear, nose and throat is all connected. See the specialist.

Lakeesha - posted on 03/12/2009

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You should see a ear,nose,throat specialist. My son kept an ear infection and throat infection. His strep throat was so bad that he would get scarlet fever with it. He just had his tonsils removed this past November and so far so good . Just remember the ear, nose and throat is all connected. See the specialist.

Lakeesha - posted on 03/12/2009

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You should see a ear,nose,throat specialist. My son kept an ear infection and throat infection. His strep throat was so bad that he would get scarlet fever with it. He just had his tonsils removed this past November and so far so good . Just remember the ear, nose and throat is all connected. See the specialist.

Melanie - posted on 03/12/2009

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My son had similiar problems. I took him off cows milk and that helped a lot (when I was in college there were a lot of moms who did this and when I tired it I was surprised it worked quite a bit since he spent the first two years of his life on antibiotics 3/4 of each month. I didn't save data for how much it went down but antibiotic use eventually went down. The problem with constant antibiotics in my opinion is that he seemed to develope allergies to everything. Like his body couldn't distinguish the good/normal from teh bad anymore. My son still ended up with tubes (twice in one ear) but I am glad I did both strategies (take away milk and tubes). The eustacian tubes in their ears take time to develope and if infections keep developing than tubes could help.

Jennifer - posted on 03/12/2009

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I would say get the tubes, my son had them on his 1 yr birthday... he CONSTANTLY got all the same things your saying you child gets. Was one of the best things ever for him... he took antibiotics so much when he was younger that amoxicillan no longer works on him & we are forced to use "industrial strength" antibiotics.

Jennifer - posted on 03/12/2009

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I would say get the tubes, my son had them on his 1 yr birthday... he CONSTANTLY got all the same things your saying you child gets. Was one of the best things ever for him... he took antibiotics so much when he was younger that amoxicillan no longer works on him & we are forced to use "industrial strength" antibiotics.

Amanda - posted on 03/12/2009

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I have a 7 and 4 year old. They all the time was getting ear infections. Their pediatrician wanted tubes in their ears. That was the best thing. To this day they may get one ear infection a ear if that. I would highly recommened getting tubes. They said a child can have hearing problems if the ear infections keeps coming back and dont clear up. Good luck. I hope this helps you a little. I actually took my kids to a children'd only hospital and they agree that this was the best opition.

Amanda - posted on 03/12/2009

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I have a 7 and 4 year old. They all the time was getting ear infections. Their pediatrician wanted tubes in their ears. That was the best thing. To this day they may get one ear infection a ear if that. I would highly recommened getting tubes. They said a child can have hearing problems if the ear infections keeps coming back and dont clear up. Good luck. I hope this helps you a little. I actually took my kids to a children'd only hospital and they agree that this was the best opition.

Sandra - posted on 03/12/2009

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I agree with the food allergies issues. My son was sick all of the time with pnuemonia, allergies and asthma, but most of it was due to excess inflammation in his body.

Wheat, dairy and sugar are some of the main culprits. Dairy also causes the body to produce more mucus which is a huge problem, Try eliminating these to see if there is a response. There is also a very good Aloe product that works great for small children with over 200 nutrients. you can call me if you want to find out about it. Sandra Moore 253-350-5724

Holly - posted on 03/12/2009

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My little girl is only 3 and she has had 32 ear infections and has ruptured her ear drum on the right six times.  She had a set of tubes put in just before she was two but within two weeks the right one had fallen out, her ear got infected and and burst her eardrum once again.  She was fine for a bit but then in the fall she began getting them frequently again.  This time antibiotics were not working, amoxi didn't work, they put her on biaxin that made her throat close over and then they put her on another med that made her puke.  They took her off that med and put her on a another one that caused severe diarhea and a yeat infection, this was all in the span of a week.  I finally asked the ENT to look at her abnoids while he was putting the next set of tubes in.  He did and he ended up taking them out, he said they were the size of plums, he said that she would be a whole new girl, she would grow a foot, breathe better, eat better and no more ear infections.  Since then she has been doing really good.

Katie - posted on 03/12/2009

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lET ME TELL YOU FROM A MOM GOING THROUGH THIS RIGHT NOW, MY SON BECAME IMMUNE TO THE AMOXIL AND IT DOES NOT REALLY WORK FOR HIM ANYMORE, HE HAS HAD 2 SETS OF TUBES IN AND NOW WE ARE GOING ON A THIRD. THE TUBES WORK UNTIL THEY EVENTUALLY FALL OUT AND THEN EITHER THEIR EAR PROBLEM IS CORRECTED ITSELF OR SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO PUT ANOTHER SET IN. IN MY CASE THE PROBLEM HAS NOT CORRECTED ITSELF AND WE JUST HAVE TO KEEP TRYING WITH THE TUBES UNTIL EITHER THEY WORK OR THE DOCTOR SUGGESTS SOMETHING ELSE. I THINK THOUGH YOU SHOULD TRY THE TUBES IT DOES HELP THEM IT IS A FAIRLY PAINLESS PROCEDURE AND HE WILL NOT GET THE EAR INFECTIONS, ETC. I KNOW WHEN MY SONS TUBES COME OUT BECAUSE HE STARTS GETTING SICK AGAIN.  THE ENT ALSO TOOK HIS ANDNOIDS OUT THE NEXT STEP WOULD BE TO TAKE HIS TONSILS OUT. BUT LIKE I SAID TRY THE TUBES FIRST AND SEE IF THAT CORRECTS THE PROBLEM.......

Christa - posted on 03/12/2009

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go see a chiropractor. A GOOD one...did you know they have 97% effectiveness with ear infections? I recently went to a meeting and the information was astonishing. They can prevent surgery, help with illness, all sorts of good stuff.



Just a thought.

Rebecca - posted on 03/12/2009

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My youngest daughter had the same problem. She had ear infections at least once a month as well as strep. I finally had enough because I knew that constant antibiotic use is not good and took her to a ENT specialist. He removed her adnoids and put in ear tubes...she hasnt had an ear infection in 4 years!

Laura - posted on 03/12/2009

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My nephew had all sorts of illnesses. Constant antibiotcs, tubes and then had his adnoids removed. He was tested for allergies (something you may request), he was fine. However, after about a year of this he was tested for an immune disorder. He didn't make antibodies, so he could catch the same illness over and over, He also didn't form antibodies to any of his vaccines. He had to have vagam shots once a month. He is now almost 4 and his treatments have now stopped and his last tests showed that he is now forming antibodies. This was his first winter major illness free.

Lalush - posted on 03/12/2009

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I did the antibiotics part for my now 6 year old son with no success. It got to the point of almost complete loss of hearing and the kid was having horrible hyperactive kind of spells from being nervous and annoyed of not hearing.

I finally did the tubes and it did wonders for him. It's over 2 years now, one fell out and the other is still in. So far so good, best choice i've made.

Good luck

Julie - posted on 03/12/2009

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I just wanted to add my 2 cents... My brother had the same problems when he was younger. Get to an Ear, nose and throat doctor! My brother was allergic to many different things, even trees. If you are not sure what you doctor is telling, don't be afraid to get a second opinion from a differnt doctor.

Michelle - posted on 03/12/2009

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Try getting his tonsils taking out. I heard that helps with all of that. Or tubes in his ears.

Kathleen - posted on 03/12/2009

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Go for the tubes. Seven years later, I still think its the best thing we ever did for our daughter.

Kathleen - posted on 03/12/2009

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Go for the tubes. Seven years later, I still think its the best thing we ever did for our daughter.

Brandi - posted on 03/12/2009

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Go for the tubes. My son got ear infections and was gettting sick all the time, it seemed like for years we lived in the Dr. office. Once he had the tubes put in he hasnt hardly had an ear infection in over two years and a common cold he probrbaly has maybe twice a year IF that! I think the tubes are wonderful!

Brandi - posted on 03/12/2009

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Go for the tubes. My son got ear infections and was gettting sick all the time, it seemed like for years we lived in the Dr. office. Once he had the tubes put in he hasnt hardly had an ear infection in over two years and a common cold he probrbaly has maybe twice a year IF that! I think the tubes are wonderful!

Brandi - posted on 03/12/2009

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Go for the tubes. My son got ear infections and was gettting sick all the time, it seemed like for years we lived in the Dr. office. Once he had the tubes put in he hasnt hardly had an ear infection in over two years and a common cold he probrbaly has maybe twice a year IF that! I think the tubes are wonderful!

Chastine - posted on 03/12/2009

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My 3 year old son had 6 ear infections by the time he was 1, we had the tubes done when he was 13 months. Happy to say he has not had an ear infection since just the normal colds but no red or sore throat, I would strongly suggest the tubes.

Deb - posted on 03/12/2009

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Is he allergic to milk?  Most children who have alot of ear infections, may not be able to tolerate milk or dairy products.   I would ask your pediatrician - I'd rather find a natural way of taking care of his needs than putting in the PE tubes and antibiotics. 

Darlene - posted on 03/12/2009

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My son had 5 ear infections in 4 months before the age of 1. He was given antibiotics each time and the doc finally wanted to put tubes in. I was very nervous because he was so young, but went along with it. After seeing an ENT specialist the tubes were put in. After the tubes fell out (about 1 year later) they wanted to remove his adnoids and tonsils and put another set of tubes in before the age of 2. I wasn't ready for him to go through another surgery so I looked into other options. My dad talked me into taking my son to the chiropractor. We started going and continued to go for approx 5 years. My son only had two mild ear infections that needed meds during that time. He is now 14 and hasn't had any ear infections since he was about 8. I used to smoke when my son was young. Although I tried not to smoke around him, smoking has a lot to do with ear infections. The chiropractor visits may even be covered under your insurance, it's something to look into. Whatever you decide to do make sure you get as much info as you can before making any decisions as well as second and third opinions. I am very happy with the results we received from the chiro. Good luck.

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Quoting Sarah:

My son gets strep throat, ear infections and phnemonia all the time. He gets them so much that the doctors are suggesting either three months of constant anibiotics or tubes. Can anyone give me some advice i dont know which options to choose. His pediatrician is against tubes and for anitbiotics but the antibitics that he will get is amox which does not work for him anymore supposably and my uncle who is a pediatrician is for tubes. Help!! any suggestions?




Hi



My son was the same and we used a combination of two antiibiotics as well as a baby biotic which builds good bactricia in the body as antibiotics kill off the good and the bad. Then we had him tested for Immune defiencies  - Iga,Igg, Igm antibiodies ect. It's been a long process but we are getting answers. There are a number of immune defiencies out there but once you understand the one your child has it can be managed. Ask your paediattrician to refer you to an immuniologist.



Good Luck



 



Jackie 

Patti - posted on 03/11/2009

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I can speak from personal experience on the exact same thing.  My son, at age 5-6 had tubes put in his ears, his tonsils and adenoids removed, because he was always sick, constant ear infections and never seemed to be healthy.  After the surgery, which I will tell you I was scared to death about, he has not been sick more than a few times, never another ear infection, and he is almost 13 now.   And even if he gets a cold, it is very short lived.   It was the best thing for him and us to do.  We tried the constant "preventive" antibiotics and that didn't work because he had built up an immunity to the amoxicillin and other antibiotics as well.  Now I can't speak for everyone, but for us, it was the best thing we did, because as I said, he hasn't been sick hardly at all since we did it.  Now... the 2 weeks after the surgery with the tonsils being removed were a complete nightmare, he was miserable middle of the night. I got very little sleep in those 2 weeks, But we got thru it and I wouldn't change the decision we made for anything.    Thankfully I was able to take FMLA from my work to be with him during that time, and he was perfectly fine after that.  Keeping water out of the ears was a challenge at first until we found the right ear plugs and the head band that covered his ears helped a lot.    Again, it is totally what you feel comfortable with, but we are so happy we made the decision to do it!

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I can speak from personal experience on the exact same thing.  My son, at age 5-6 had tubes put in his ears, his tonsils and adenoids removed, because he was always sick, constant ear infections and never seemed to be healthy.  After the surgery, which I will tell you I was scared to death about, he has not been sick more than a few times, never another ear infection, and he is almost 13 now.   And even if he gets a cold, it is very short lived.   It was the best thing for him and us to do.  We tried the constant "preventive" antibiotics and that didn't work because he had built up an immunity to the amoxicillin and other antibiotics as well.  Now I can't speak for everyone, but for us, it was the best thing we did, because as I said, he hasn't been sick hardly at all since we did it.  Now... the 2 weeks after the surgery with the tonsils being removed were a complete nightmare, he was miserable middle of the night. I got very little sleep in those 2 weeks, But we got thru it and I wouldn't change the decision we made for anything.    Thankfully I was able to take FMLA from my work to be with him during that time, and he was perfectly fine after that.  Keeping water out of the ears was a challenge at first until we found the right ear plugs and the head band that covered his ears helped a lot.    Again, it is totally what you feel comfortable with, but we are so happy we made the decision to do it!

Tasha - posted on 03/11/2009

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I too would say have allergy testing done. My son had some serious issues just like yours. Literally stayed sick. Got tubes in his ears, was on multiple multiple antibiotics and steroids. Maybe clear for short time but didn't last. Until we found out he had alot of food allergies. We actually took him off all food for 6mths and after a week or so he was doing so much better. He hasn't had an ear infection since. Only time he ever gets sick is when he is having a bad food failure. It just drops his immune system and he gets sick. Does he have any other health issues? My son ended up he has eosinophilic esophagitis..basically his body thinks its allergic to food so it attacks itself..so we do food trials to add more foods to his diet..we did the off food for 6 mths to let his body heal and then we started from scratch..one food at a time...checking for wide range of symptoms, if he gets sick..ect. ect..Hope things get better..they also should check for immune deficiency too..

Denise - posted on 03/11/2009

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My 2 older sons had the same problems when they were little. They both have environmental allergies and take allergy medication daily. They constantly battled ear, nose, and throat infections (and the occasional lung infection) until they both had their tonsils and adenoids removed, in addition to getting tubes in their ears. After their surgeries, they both became much healthier. They both still take daily allergy medication (pill form), but they rarely ever get sick anymore. I would definitely take him to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist.

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