(Closed) 18m old with ear infection

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
977 posts
Busy bee

Is the baby teething?  my kids got ear infections with every tooth that came in.  

Post # 4
47276 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Here is the information we use:


Look under Home Treatment

Did you give her anything for pain? She can have tylenol or Ibuprofen in a dose for her weight.

The Amoxil is an antibiotic that will take 48-72 hours to really take effect over the infection.

If her eardrum had ruptured they usually have a brief episode of bleeding or other drainage from the ear, then pain relief, because the pressure is relieved.

Post # 5
10363 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If her eardrum has popped, she really needs to be taken in! Is she oozing or bleeding from the ear?

Also, when your baby is on antibiotics, it’s probably best that you not mix home remedies that have not been vetted by your doctor with it. It is almost certainly a coincidence that your baby calmed down around the time of the drops. Medication like that simply would not have been able to tame an infection that quickly. It’s more likely that the antibiotics upset your baby’s stomach and that the upset stomach had settled down as the medication was absorbed. (I worked in antibiotic development for several years). I had major ear infections/issues as a child, included popped ear drums. The scar tissue on my ear drums permanently effected my hearing. If you think that has happened, you need to take the baby to the doctor.

Ear drops can NOT penetrate to the middle ear where the infection is, and will NOT help.

Post # 7
6889 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Please take your child to the doctor.  We on the interent are not doctors and your doctor would know best what to do with your child besides you

Post # 8
698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Try not giving her milk for a while.. supplement with something else. Cows milk can cause a build up of mucus (ie wax) and it may be taking her little body some time to get used to it. My Dear Daughter wasn’t sick her entire first year and as soon as I weaned her and got her on cows milk she got an ear infection. She eventually got used to the milk after a little break though.

Post # 9
977 posts
Busy bee

babies don’t have all their teeth until they are at least 3 years of age.  Maybe early stages of 2 year molars are starting to come through.  

ETA:  Doctor told me to switch between motrin and tylenol every time i gave meds.  Ride out the antibiotics until they are gone also. 


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