Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jessica | 2011/10/18


Ear Infections

Hi Doc,

My daughter is 3 and had her first ear infection this year but since having her first one she has jsut had one after the next. We are now sitting on the 5th one for the year. Is she going to have to get grommits put in? How can i help her to stop getting them? we have literally been to the doc every second month with an ear infection and it cant carry on like this. Please help!

Expert's Reply



Have you asked the ENT surgeon why she is having this problem?Has he made sure that she does not have enlarged adenoids which may be preventing her ears from draining mucous in the normal way through the eustachian tubes.The best thing you can do for your daughter is to keep her nose clear. Use a saline nasal spray such as Sterimar twice a day,every day. Boost her immunity by giving her Creche Guard every day.

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Posted by: Ciska | 2011/10/18

Hi Jessica,

My baby battled with ear infections just like yours. I also posted a comment here and was advised for grommets, as did my GP, my paedetrician and friends.

We eventually gave in and had grommets put in. Since then he has been sleeping better, and no more ear infections.

I would recommend.


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