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Prevent ear infections?

Jenn - posted on 02/24/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My daughter is always prone to ear infections specially when her allergies kick up or she has a cold. Is there any way to prevent these from leading into an ear infection? They come hand in hand with her, every time she gets a cold/allergies kick in she gets an ear infection within a week.

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Cynthia - posted on 03/02/2010

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My friend got advice from a chiropractor... hang baby upside down every now and then! Sounds strange, but she's done it with both her kids and they've never had an ear infection, I do it with my daughter and she's never had one either.

Amanda - posted on 03/02/2010

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Im just seeing your post, so im hoping its not to late to give a bit of advice. When i took my son to the Ear Nose & throat Dr., he said to try to keep the head of his mattress elevated slightly (helps with drainage) & run a warm mist humidifier. Hope you find something to help.

Abbie - posted on 02/24/2010

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Get her adjusted by a chiropractor!!! Honestly its GREAT! My son has been adjusted every few months and has had 1 ear infection in his life. I would check into it if I were you, its well worth it!

Nicole - posted on 02/24/2010

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I tried alot of things and saw some results with the chiropractor but eventually both of my children wound up with tubes. They turned out to be the best decision and worked for both of them. My daughter had one after the tubes and then never again. My son never got another and he is my allergy kid. Good Luck!

Karen - posted on 02/24/2010

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my daughters pediatrician told me not to let her go to sleep with a bottle or pacifier because the constant sucking affects the ears. He also would not even think about doing any type of surgery because he said that children usually grow out of it by the time they are 3 and by golly she did. When I would put her down, if she had a bottle or pacifier i would remove it once she fell asleep and she didnt suffer anymore

Jade - posted on 02/24/2010

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Use ear plugs when going swimming or bathing her...make sure she blows her nose or use a sucky thing to suck out the snot...the snot build up can block the ears and start and ear infection...there is also ear drops that you can give them...i can't remember what they are called but i will find out for you.

Christina - posted on 02/24/2010

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I had the same problem with my son... It was horrble. You can try the chiropractor but not all insurances will cover it. We had some mild luck with that. But mostly it ends up being tubes. Which isn't that bad so if you need to go that way dont be to nervous about it. My son had 4 sets but finally grew out of it at age 6. Good Luck...

Tracy - posted on 02/24/2010

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Have her sleep at an angle that keeps her head up, it'll allow her ears to drain. Also, use ear plugs when bathing her. Other than that, talk to your dr. My girl was the same way, and it came down to either have her constantly on antibiotics or tubes. I don't like to overload my kids with meds, so I went with tubes. She ended up having to have them done twice, but now has been tube free and infection free for 2 years.

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