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05/04/2013 at 09:18
sorry to keep posting asking for advice all the time but you lot are more efficient than my doctor!
Jude seems to be really struggling again with his ears. i don't know if you can remember I posted a couple of weeks ago and it turned out he had an ear infection? Well, he's had a weeks worth of medicine and finished that sunday just gone. He nevesummered to get any better, still constantly tugging at them, laying on the floor pressing his ear into the ground or me! Generally not comfortable, especially at night. He has an on off temp which goes to about 37.7 then back to 37.1. He's practically living on calpol it feels!
I took him back to the doctors this week, Tuesday it was. The doctor said inside his ear is fuzzy, as if its not a clear screen to look at she explained it as? Said lots of catarrh behind the ear drum. she checked his throat and just said 'everything just looks a little pink' and told me to basically keep an eye but he can't be too bad because he's still feeding?!? He loves his food so I don't know how true this is. He certainly isn't as interested in eating but will eat if put in front of him.
I'm again, running out if ideas. It's worse at nighttime because he can't get comfortable. Im fed up of seeing him upset, he's such a happy little thing normally an he's still trying to play but you can see sometimes he's struggling to ignore the pain.
what should I do, take him back for the 4th time to the doctors and make more of a fuss? They make me feel like a time waster!
thanks for any advice girls x
sorry about typos or grammar! I'm 1 handed on phone x
back from the doctors. Both ears are inflamed so he has prescribed a 10 day course of another medicine. He wants to see him again when they have finished check him over again.
thanks for the advice
05/04/2013 at 09:42
Hi, tbh I'd take him back to the gp, what she is describing sounds like otitis media which is an infection if the ear drum (she describes the eardrum as having a build up of pus/catarrh behind it and his ear is 'fuzzy' ) so tbh I'd take him back because things can change over night. Will he let you near his ears? If you gently pull the pinna (cartlidge) then is he happy? If you pull the tregus (the little bit in the middle attach to the side if face) is he grimacing? Is there any discharge? Tbh ear infections can go in a while but if he was on antibiotics then the gp needs to have another look at the drum just incase of perforation. It might just be lingering a bit but I'd pop along either to a walk in centre or the gp, you aren't wasting their time x
05/04/2013 at 10:28
He isn't keen on me touching his left ear. He has alot of wax yellowy/brown. Yes she said fuzzy and that it's not a clear eardrum to look at?
Ok thanks for your advice CP, I think he will need to go back x
05/04/2013 at 11:26
Lauren my friends little boy has lots of trouble with his ears..she ended up taking him to an ear chiropractor....(i know i had never heard of them either) but after one trip he had no more problems.....
Worth a google?
05/04/2013 at 12:09
I will google that, thanks Bb x
05/04/2013 at 13:46
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