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Can ear infections cause high fevers and vomiting? 3girls♥1hero 2 kids; Alabama 2964 posts
27th Apr '11

my little girl is almost 2 and she's had 2 ear infections before with only minor symptoms, like irritability and a low grade fever...She's been running a HIGH fever, almost 103 if i dont keep her on tylenol and ibuprofen, for 3 days now. She vomited 4 times and has been nauseous, and has been sticking her fingers in her mouth and acting like her teeth hurt. She said her head has a booboo, so i think she has a headache too or she could have been meaning her ear. I took her to the dr and he just listened to her breathing and checked her ears and that was it (because she was almost hysterical because she's terrified of dr's) but he said she had an ear infection and put her on amoxicillan. So she's been on amoxicillan since 11:30 am yesterday and its 1:30 am now, but i've been alternating tylenol and ibuprofen ALL DAY and as soon as it starts to wear off, her fever spikes back up and it takes so long to get it back down, i'm really worried about her. Is this normal for just an ear infection or is it something else? I'm worried my one month old will catch it!!! And shouldnt the antibiotics be working by now!!?? i am about to wake her up for more meds because she feels feverish again :(

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
27th Apr '11

yeap. That is how my ear infections are. I go from nothing to major symptoms (ie. horrid headache/ear ache, mouth hurting, vommitting, and a 104 fever.)

3girls♥1hero 2 kids; Alabama 2964 posts
27th Apr '11
Quoting Cylus's Mommy:" yeap. That is how my ear infections are. I go from nothing to major symptoms (ie. horrid headache/ear ache, mouth hurting, vommitting, and a 104 fever.)"

how long till the fever goes down?? i'm worried about her!

Mommy of 2 + 1 angel 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Pearl, Mississippi 19327 posts
27th Apr '11

yes they can also cause serious illnesses. I had one that turned into spinal minengitis when I was 3 years old. That's why I always take my kids to the doctor if I suspect an ear infection.

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
27th Apr '11
Quoting jen-stan-lilly♥:" how long till the fever goes down?? i'm worried about her!"

Antibiotics take 24-48 hours to start working...some where in that time period her fever should start to go down. Just keep on doing what you are doing momma!

3girls♥1hero 2 kids; Alabama 2964 posts
27th Apr '11
Quoting Mommy of 2 + 1 angel:" yes they can also cause serious illnesses. I had one that turned into spinal minengitis when I was 3 years old. That's why I always take my kids to the doctor if I suspect an ear infection."


well should i take her back?? i dont feel he checked her thoroughly enough, what if something was really wrong and he missed it? i'll admit my little girl was screaming hysterically so i dont blame him for not wanting to check further but still it needed to be done...that really scares me thinking it could be worse!!

Mommy of 2 + 1 angel 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Pearl, Mississippi 19327 posts
27th Apr '11
Quoting jen-stan-lilly♥:" well should i take her back?? i dont feel he checked her thoroughly enough, what if something was really ... [snip!] ... blame him for not wanting to check further but still it needed to be done...that really scares me thinking it could be worse!!"



you took her tonight already? I say if she doesn't get better I would take her back. Is she grabbing at her ears. Also, how long has she been vomitting and how high is her fever?

3girls♥1hero 2 kids; Alabama 2964 posts
27th Apr '11
Quoting Mommy of 2 + 1 angel:" you took her tonight already? I say if she doesn't get better I would take her back. Is she grabbing at her ears. Also, how long has she been vomitting and how high is her fever?"


I took her to the dr yesterday and she vomited last night and cried for a long time after. She's been rubbing one side of her face on and off and has been sticking her fingers in her mouth and messing with her teeth. She hasnt been tugging her ear but freaks out if i try to look at it. The fevers been staying at 101 or so today because i have been giving her meds every 3-4 hours but if it wears off and i dont give her more, it can go to almost 103. Right now i dont know how high it is but i went and felt her head and it feels hot again but not as hot as it was this morning. She hasnt vomited since last night but also hasnt eaten anything at all, just barely drank some milk and pedialyte and sucked a popsicle for a little while.

Frankie.n.Christina 1 child; Oxnard, California 1848 posts
27th Apr '11

sorry im invading your post my LO has had a cough and sneeze and has been tugging at his ear for a few days could this be because he has a ear infection? he has no fever but he has been projectile vomiting which is kinda abnormal since he doesnt do the projectile part but does do the vomiting daily..i also think he is getting a cold since he woke up stuffy..just curious what you guys though

3girls♥1hero 2 kids; Alabama 2964 posts
27th Apr '11

i'm just worried because its not like her to get this sick. She gets colds frequently but other than that, she's extremely healthy and has no health issues or concerns or allergies or anything like that, so i'm paranoid that this is lasting so long. brb, its time for her ibuprofen

Mommy of 2 + 1 angel 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Pearl, Mississippi 19327 posts
27th Apr '11

Honestly it may not be an ear infection. to jen-stan-lilly it may be something in her throat. Maybe it's sore. My daughter had strep and because of it she wouldn't eat or hardly drink but she always held the side of her face also. If the throat is sore it will make her ears hurt. That's the same thing I would say for your LO too F.n.C (aware).

Mommy of 2 + 1 angel 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Pearl, Mississippi 19327 posts
27th Apr '11

mucous draining down the back of the throat can also cause a child to vomit because they don't know how to cough it up and spit it out like most people. I recommend a humidifier and saline mist. A doctor told me that it is not good to use fans so if you have one you should turn it off. Fans dry out your sinuses because there's no moisture in the air being produced off of it.

Frankie.n.Christina 1 child; Oxnard, California 1848 posts
27th Apr '11
Quoting Mommy of 2 + 1 angel:" Honestly it may not be an ear infection. to jen-stan-lilly it may be something in her throat. Maybe it's ... [snip!] ... face also. If the throat is sore it will make her ears hurt. That's the same thing I would say for your LO too F.n.C (aware)."

thanks sorry to invade once again..he has an appt tomorrow hope your LO gets better and her fever goes down my LO is only 6 months so im a newb at this stuff:oops:

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
27th Apr '11
Quoting Mommy of 2 + 1 angel:" mucous draining down the back of the throat can also cause a child to vomit because they don't know how ... [snip!] ... you have one you should turn it off. Fans dry out your sinuses because there's no moisture in the air being produced off of it."


also menthol baths are great if the baby is 3 months and older for the mucous! :)

3girls♥1hero 2 kids; Alabama 2964 posts
27th Apr '11
Quoting Mommy of 2 + 1 angel:" Honestly it may not be an ear infection. to jen-stan-lilly it may be something in her throat. Maybe it's ... [snip!] ... face also. If the throat is sore it will make her ears hurt. That's the same thing I would say for your LO too F.n.C (aware)."

It could be strep. The amoxicillan should help though right? I just checked her again and she was so hot and she didnt want the medicine, she fought against it but i made her take it because the fever was high, but then she said she wanted to go back to sleep and asked for some milk so i gave her some cold milk and put her back in bed....She is dressed in long sleeved but light pajamas and has a fan going, so i hope it helps her soon. If the fever hasnt broken by morning i'll definitely take her back to the dr asap.