But never use a pillow with an infant

Easing The Pain Of Ear Infections

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She’s become something of an expert in detecting the symptoms especially the most obvious one. «I can always tell when one of my kids has an earache,» says Dover, of Carmichael, CA. «That child cries all night.»

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buy cheap jordans from china Typically, a middle ear infection sets in after a cold has been raging for at least two or three cheap Air max shoes days. Normally, the middle ear cavity produces small amounts of fluid that usually drains out cheap jordan sneakers through the eustachian tube, which connects the middle ear to the back of the nose. When the eustachian tube becomes swollen because of a cold, sinus infectionor allergy and stops functioning properly, fluid begins to accumulate. buy cheap jordans from china

cheap real jordans for sale free shipping Otitis media actually comes in two forms: otitis media with effusion (OME), where there is fluid in the middle ear canal but no signs of acute infection; and acute otitis cheap adidas media (AOM), where there is both fluid and a bacterial or viral infection that causes inflammation and pain (see page 85 for the differences between the two). cheap real jordans for sale free shipping

cheap jordan 4 shoes The fluid accumulation and the resulting pressure on the eardrum can cause anything from discomfort and temporary hearing loss to extreme pain. For parents of children who’ve never before been through either form of middle ear infection, however, it can be difficult to figure out what’s wrong, especially if their child isn’t talking yet. But there are several symptoms to look for, and if you see any of them, you should call the doctor. If your child keeps asking you to repeat what you just said, that could be a sign. With babies, it’s more difficult to tell and potentially more worrisome, since hearing loss could affect your baby’s language development. Spock’s Baby and Child Care. cheap jordan 4 shoes

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Give acetaminophen or ibuprofen (never aspirin) for pain, but don’t bother with cold medicines.

cheap jordan 13 To ease some of the pressure, keep your child’s head elevated. If she’s over 2 and no longer sleeps in a crib, it’s fine to use a pillow when she lies down. Keep a baby upright in a car seat. Once she’s begun to feel better, put her to sleep in her crib again. But never use a pillow with an infant. cheap jordan 13

cheap jordans china free shipping A warm, moist towel applied to your child’s face near the ear can also help. With an older child, you can use a heating pad, but be cautious: Put it on the lowest cheap jordans for sale setting, wrap it in an additional towel or receiving blanket, and keep it away from water. Never use a heating pad on a baby. cheap jordans china free shipping

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Swallowing opens the eustachian tube and drains the fluid from the middle ear, cheap jordans sale so you can try having a child 4 or older chew sugarless gum. Have babies drink plenty of liquids. In fact, both of these may also help prevent a cold from turning into an ear infection in the first place.

cheap authentic retro jordans At the doctorWhile antibiotics are still recommended when the infection is severe enough to cause distress, many doctors now prefer to hold off prescribing them to give the body an opportunity to fight off the infection on its own. (This is especially true with OME, since the fluid tends to disappear by itself in about 85 percent of cases.) The principle reason for this wait and see approach is to avoid retrocheapjordans creating drug resistant strains of bacteria. When an infection is treated with drugs, some of the hardier bacteria can survive and pass on their resistance to that particular antibiotic to their descendants. cheap authentic retro jordans

cheap real jordans Drugs can always be prescribed later if your child gets worse. If the pediatrician does recommend an antibiotic, be sure to give the entire dosage over the prescribed length of time even if symptoms disappear. Otherwise, some bacteria may survive and cause another infection. cheap real jordans

Ear infections usually show signs of improvement in two to three days with treatment, but some children suffer from them repeatedly. If this is the case, or if an infection lasts longer than three months, the doctor may suggest inserting tympanostomy tubes. After making a small incision in the eardrum and draining the fluid from the middle ear, the doctor fits a tiny plastic or metal tube into the incision. Effective in about 80 cheap jordans free shipping percent of cases, the tubes keep the air in the middle ear circulating and help prevent the accumulation of fluid. They usually fall out on their own within 9 cheap jordans on sale to 15 months. In some cases, they need to be removed by the doctor. Boys also tend to get more infections than girls.

cheap jordans shoes Bottle feedingBabies who are on a bottle are more vulnerable because they don’t benefit from the partial immunity passed along through breast milk. And those who drink while lying down or who fall asleep with their bottles are at particular risk, since milk can drain through the eustachian tube and into the middle ear, cheap air force where it can become a perfect medium for bacteria. Nor is it advisable to prop a bottle on a pillow and leave your baby unattended while he drinks. You can reduce the chance of infection by holding your baby upright when you feed him. cheap jordans shoes

PacifiersSucking cheap nike shoes on a pacifier may also increase the likelihood of a middle ear infection. Some experts believe the constant sucking motion may pull fluid out from the nose and throat and into the middle ear. Pacifiers can also be carriers for germs, so if your child has already had several ear infections, you may want to cheap jordans online take the pacifier away.

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