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Posted May 10, 2011 - 10:04 AM

Over the last 3 weeks, my daughter Kaylen has been fighting an ear infection. Our Family "Doctor" has seem her twice and just keeps prescribing stronger oral antibiotics. Multiple days off from school.

Last night her temp went up to 103 and Karen took her into the ER this morning. I have been on baby duty. Work gets to wait LOL.

ER doc said she has swimmers ear and oral antibiotics won't do it, she needs ear drops with antibiotics in them. Said you can take oral for a year and it won't clear up this kind of infection.

May be time for a new doctor.

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 10:11 AM

My children both had ear infections as smaller children. The ear drops were the key usually. The regular pediatrician was good. She retired and the replacement was not as knowledgeable. Good luck with a new doc.

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 10:35 AM

Alan,I hope you get that cleared up fast.

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 03:02 PM

Hope your daughter gets over this ear infection quickly.

The best thing that happened with my kids (medicaly speaking) was finding thier current Doctor, happened by chance but thier doctor is great. Until this doctor we have now it was always a big headache when the kids got sick they would just throw meds at them and not try to figure out the root cause. Now kids get sick we call the Doc office he calls us back we go over symptoms etc etc, he tells us what to do and 90% of the time we dont even have to take them into the office. And all we get charged for, just a consult and not an office visit which is huge with no insurance.

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 06:16 PM

Alan, that sucks, tell KK we all here at GTtalk wish her well. She has her new Wheelhorse to work on, so she needs to be alert to learn from her dad how to work on it.

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 06:32 PM

Alan, I also am hoping her ear infection gets better. That can mess with a lot of things.

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 08:04 PM

She was feeling good enough to help put the new battery in it tonight. Then we pulled a couple of things out back so the neighbors don't have to see them. She did a great job!

Thanks for the well wishes! I will be sure to pass them on.

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 08:11 PM

Ear infections and swimmers ear sucks. Glad the er doc got her hooked up. I had ear infections, tubes in both ears and a mastoid done on my right ear. Have about 60% hearing loss from it all. The ear infections aren't fun. Hope she feels better soon.

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 08:50 PM

I hope things work out.
Our kids are precious, and it hurts to see them having a hard time.
Glad she was up to helping with the battery. Must be feeling better.

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 09:05 PM

Had many ear infections as a child & as an adult. Would wake up with blood on my pillow....bad ones. I quit going to the doc because I found my own cure....mastitis medicine. Intended to be infused into a cow udder. I would warm a few drops of the penicillin based glycerin fluid, put it in my ear & go to sleep. EVERY single time, the next morning ALL pain is gone. Hearing came back strong after a couple to 3 days. The milk truck driver had severe pain from one when he came by to pick up our milk. I told him of my cure & told him if he's not allergic I'd give him a whole tube to take home & try. He got hurting worse by his next stop & just squirted some down his ear. Before he finished his rout his pain was GONE! He said if I wasn't so ugly he'd have kissed me. Thank goodness I'm ugly enough! LOL
This tube, which would treat at least 100 ears cost me about $2. Called "Albacillin" and can be bought at TSC or most any vet. I told my Vet about this, & he does the same kind of things for his own ailments.
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Posted May 10, 2011 - 09:28 PM

Alan
That's great news.
Sure she enjoyed helping her dad.

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 09:43 PM

Alan
That's great news.
Sure she enjoyed helping her dad.


I guess I should've said that different, Dad was helping her. :D

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 09:48 PM

Alan, I'm sorry for your daughter's pain. I swam all through school, and had swimmers ear a lot when I first started on the team. Doc. told me to use rubbing alcohol in each ear, to dry up the water. DON'T do this to her, when her ears are raw, like now. After you get her healed up, every time she takes a shower or goes swimming, or gets water in her ears, treat them with a couple of drops in each ear. I do this to my 2 daughters after every swim in the pool.. Godd luck, and I'll be PRAYING for her..
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Posted May 11, 2011 - 05:42 AM

Sorry to hear about this, Alan. Hope Kaylen will be doing better real soon!

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Posted May 11, 2011 - 05:44 AM

I have two boys and the oldest (now 3) has had some terrible ear infections, about the worst you can get. He has had tubes and nostril clean out and tear duct clean out...this kid has had more surgeries then most people I know...It absolutely breaks my heart every time too. I thought being a Marine and surviving cancer were hard...Don't even hold a candle to being in the waiting room when your kid goes under.




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