My child has had ear infection after ear infection any suggestions to ease the pain and get him to sleep?

Brenda - posted on 03/30/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )




It seems like my 7 month old son has had ear infections for the last 2 months off and on. The doctor has given medications. I can't get him to sleep at night without staying up and holding him. We took him to a specialist who told us that he wasn't had enough ear infections for tubes. I have tried ear drops and tylonol which don't seem to make a difference with the pain. What have other moms tried? I would like to get him sleeping in his room again before he gets too used to sleeping in my arms. (it might be too late)



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Kim - posted on 03/31/2012




My daughter is the same as your son. Had her first at 7 weeks and is now 21 months and still gets them. I get told the same thing, too many for it to be normal but not enough for them to do anything. If the doctor gave him a prescription then he should start feeling better within a few days. If he hasn't got one and the things you are trying and that have been suggested( good suggestions) aren't working I would go back and see if they can give him one. It is the only thing that helps my daughter. I have tried to let her get over it on her own but she gets such a high fever that it isn't possible. I really don't like giving her prescriptions but sometimes it is all that works. She also had her eardrum burst because it had gotten so bad once so I am extra cautious about waiting it out now.

Susie - posted on 03/31/2012




You might try a chiropractor. I brought my 2 year old for an adjustment as a last resort before they insisted on tubes. He has been in for 3 total adjustments in the last year and has been ear infection free. Whatever was blocking proper drainage has been remedied.

Depending on your comfort level, get a consultation first and request that you watch another baby adjustment so you can see how gentle they are. We were very cautious but are very comfortable with the process now. It is not for everyone, but it worked for us and we are so happy with the results.

Brenda - posted on 03/30/2012




Thanks. I have propped up his crib and he has a humidifier. I will try the lavander and warm compress. I am also going to pick up advil.

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I ditto what Kate said and also, you might want to try Ibuprophen. My son used to get ear infections a lot and I found that Ibuprophen was more effective than Tylenol for relieving pain. Hope your little guy gets to feeling better soon!

Kate CP - posted on 03/30/2012




Prop the head of his bed up and put a humidifier in his room with some essential oils in it like rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus, and mint. While you're getting him to sleep (if you rock him in your arms or what have you) place a warm NOT HOT compress against his ear and have him lay on that side for about 10-15 minutes. This helps drain the ear and relieve pressure.

I might see another specialist to get a second opinion. No kid should have to suffer because a doctor thinks they haven't suffered enough. :/

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