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Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Melani | 2007/06/21

Q.

EAR INFECTION

My lo is 14 months and started fever/vomiting on Saturday - poor appetite, does not want solids + bringing up her NIDO.
Doctor says it is a severe ear infection in both ears + throat.

Gave a strong antibiotic + pain/fever meds which got rid of the fever. Have been feeding soups/apple juice etc because she is refusing any solids.
The problem is that today is day 6 of her illness - she is not keeping her NIDO down and still refusing solids - will take soup/apple juice but her stools are so loose and watery (leaking through the Pampers).

She is a little lethargic and sleeps a lot as well - is this due to the strong meds?
How long can one expect her to be so poorly with ear infection.
Doc says to go through the course of antibiotics, roughly 4 more days left and if symptoms persist, then we need to get her to a specialist.

Pse advise re: diet, ear infections etc etc

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