can't get my toddler to take his ear infection medicine

Esther - posted on 02/26/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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he's just spitting it all out and i don't think we're getting anything in him? any suggestions?

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Rhonda - posted on 02/28/2009

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Go with the shot it works faster and saves the fighting if at all possible next time. Our little one is 16 months and is on a sippy cup and if we do the little juice in his cup with the medicine he can taste it and will refuse to drink it. The fighting is terrible, he spits and gags and I think I wear more than he gets in. He just finished 3 days of Orapred a steriod for Croup and that was the worst tasting stuff ever. Nothing would cover up the taste and it was a battle from the beginning. If at all possible with antibiotics choose a Rocephin shot. It is quick to take effect, and the pain resolves fairly fast and saves 5-10 days of fighting for both of you. Best of luck to you!

Tanya Bauer - posted on 02/27/2009

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we put about an inch of juice is a sippy cup that uses a straw and put the medicine in there. This way she is sure to get the medicine (the straw goes all the way to the bottom) and it doesn't get diluted with a whole cup of juice. Once she is done with that I'll put more juice in if she wants, but at least we know she has gotten her medicine. This has only been done with Ibuprophen as the littleone has never been on antibiotics.

Amber - posted on 02/27/2009

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How old is your toddler? I know while mine were still taking bottles I would stick the tip of the syringe into the corner of their mouth while they drank and just give little bits at a time and they took it well. Its time consuming, but effective for us!

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