Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Ant | 2010-07-21


Baby`s Ears

Hi Doc-my 1y old baby is busy teething and has for the past 2 days been putting in her fingers inside her ear and shaking it profusely.I can say that it`s seems to be a terrible itch but could also be aching as she moans a bit when she sleeps.We were at the paed last week and there was no sign of an ear infection.Is the something I can use for this to ease the uncomfort?I am currently using Pansoral teething gel and Calpol for the teething.Thanks

Expert's Reply



Your baby's ears have been checked and there is no sign of any infection. It is probably the discomfort of her teething that is making her put her fingers inside her ears and pull at her ears. She is on the correct treatment for her teething and I would not like to add any more treatment to what you are already using.

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Posted by: Purple | 2010-07-21

Vidol teething powders are quite good with teething pain. The first time you give they make baby sleep though, so give at night the first time you use. AFter that the sedative effect wears off and you can start using in the day.

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Posted by: Ant | 2010-07-21

To add-she is still eating and drinking well and goes about her daily routine.The finger thing would also occur at night when she wakes for her bottle.Rgds

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