Mums wanted for magazine article
I am writing an article for Practical Parenting magazine about children's ear infections. So if you have a child under four who is a constant sufferer or you have been told they have 'glue ear' or other problems - please get in touch! You can reply here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks - PS you would have to agree to reveal your age and be prepared to submit a photograph of you and your child in the mag! Thanks.
My daughter Holly has just had her first ear infection over the Easter Holidays, it was scary i had no idea an ear infection could make her so ill naively i thought she would just have ear ache, but she first got a rash on her face like a heat rash, i beat myself up i hadn't put enough sun cream on while she was playing out in the hot weather, then as the infection developed the rash tailed off but her appetite went she's usually a cracking eater but she went totally off her food which was very worrying, she went very lethargic and just cried all the time, after a trip to the doctors it was confirmed as an ear infection, however the most worrying time was a week later after the course of antibiotics on Good Friday, when just over night she developed a really bad rash all over her neck, tummy and back. NHS Direct were great and very comforting and supportive, as it was a bank holiday it took all morning though to get her sorted out via NHS Direct, the emergency GP then a trip to the on call doctor at the local hospital for her to be seen. I've learnt a lesson here on what to look out for next time because i had no idea an ear infection could present such a variety of symptoms but i will always trust my gut feeling and have her seen straight away by a doctor to be on the safe side. The rash was part of a viral infection caused by the ear infection, and with viral infections we were not able to go near my sister who was 3 1/2 months pregnant at the time - again something else i didn't realise to stay away from newly pregnant ladies. (Hope this might help other mums and we don't mind having our pic in PPP) take care
oh and my age is 31 x
and Holly is 22 months.
Thanks so much for getting in touch, Racheal. Unfortunately, my article had already been sent in But I am so glad Holly is better and once again thanks for answering! Jane
hi im sammy its so important to get ears checked out if baby is teething or seems to be crying alot,my youngest bobby kept grinding his teeth and kept crying,so i got him checked out and was an ear infectiom,so i was able to get antibioctics for him and was better in a few days. Ive heard of lots of children having ear and hearing problems later in life if not treated. t-care good luck to all new mums love sammy marshall-pleavin,mum to james 20,luke 15,finley 3 and bobby 1 x
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