what else can i do to help with an ear infection?

Fatmata - posted on 11/14/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )




my daughter has a double ear infection and apart frm the antibiotic, i was wondering if there was somrthing else i could do to take her pain away?


Amanda - posted on 11/20/2009




Hey my son had a bad ear infection and the antibiotics didnt seem to be working now this is going to be hard to do depending on the childs age but what i did is i would flush his ear with peroxcide every other day for a week i brought him back in a few days later and the infection was gone

Terra - posted on 11/17/2009




Like you said... you definately need the antibiotic. I have found that sweet oil works wonders. Make sure to make it luke warm and put a couple of drops in each ear. Ped. said that it is fine to use.

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Kristy - posted on 11/22/2009




I am in Australia and there is something we get over here in our chemists called painstop. At her age you can only use the daytime strength but it has a combination of Panadol and low dose Codine. If she is over 2 they have a night time strength one that also contains another thing that helps them sleep. Ask your dr, because my little girl had a lot of ear infections and in the end i gave up on the antibiotics they simply didnt work. He will be able to tell you if you can get the above medication and he may als be able to tell you if you can use the night time one at a reduced does based on your babies weight. This is great as it puts them to sleep with in approx 20 mins and they will usually sleep all night which in the long run is what they need most to help recover from medical issues.

Also be on the watch, if she has a high temp goes off her food there is a good chance she has tonsillitus as well. If this is the case it makes it really hard for them to get over the ear infection and will make them more prone to them. Another thing to do is try and keep the sinuses a clear as possible as they are all connected

Desiree - posted on 11/21/2009




put a pillow under the mattress of their bed so its at an incline. It may help with the drainage. My daughter had an ear infection about every 2-3 months from 1 to 3 years old. I have had my share of sleepless nights and I feel for you be patient. Good Luck!

Ansley - posted on 11/20/2009




They have prescription ear drops that numb the pain but mostly, like everyone else say... sit your daughter up when she is drinking.

Griselda - posted on 11/18/2009




***** This informations may come a little too late but it may help other moms....

If your breastfeeding you can add 2-3 drops of breastmilk into your daughter's ear every 3-4 hours. As you may know, breastmilk has natural antibodies that help relieve many ailments and helps prevent other illnesses.

I swear by it that it works! I've recommended this to friends and I've used it to clear my daughter's eye (she had discharge coming from it as a newborn).


Also have your hear of Dr Sears? Here's othe options besides antibiotics?


Ear pain – click here for help on how to treat the pain. Getting through the night:

Acetaminophen or ibuprofen are effective pain relievers for ear pain. You can safely use both medications together if one alone is not enough. Click on each medication for dosage.

Warm compress – apply a warm washcloth to the ear.

Warm olive oil, vegetable oil, or garlic oil – put several drops of one of these into the ear. MAKE SURE THE OIL ISN’T TOO HOT.

Anesthetic eardrops – if the above remedies aren’t enough, these are available by prescription and can numb the eardrum to minimize the pain for an hour or two.

WARNING – if you see any liquid or pus draining out of the ear, DO NOT PUT ANY OF THE ABOVE DROPS INTO THE EAR. See below under ear drainage.


Vanessa - posted on 11/18/2009




The washcloth trick works wonders...also you can get these ear drops at wal-mart and they are called something like Auralac? They work wonders for my daughter since she gets ear infections soo badly!

Amanda - posted on 11/18/2009




Put a wet washclothe in the microwave and heat it to were the baby can stand it and have them sleep on it when they go to bed or take a nap. My mom use to do that when I was little and it works wonders. Makes the ear infection feel better long enough for them to fall asleep.

Jenna - posted on 11/18/2009




I agree with Ashley. My son kept getting ear infection and my mom told me we had him laying too flat to drink his milk/juice. We started to sit him up higher and he has not had an ear infection since :)

Ashley - posted on 11/17/2009




Apparently, when you feed a baby too much in a laying flat postion, that is how ear infections develop. so, maybe trying to have her sit up a bit more when feeding will help.

Lenora - posted on 11/17/2009




For whatever reason vics vapor bath seems to sooth my sons ear infections. Im not sure why but just sitting in the bath with the vapor wash calms him.

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