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antibiotics not curing ear infection M♥rgan 2 kids; Michigan 3592 posts
1st Jan '10

my son has an ear infection in both ears so his doctor perscribed a 10 day dose of amoxicilin,my sonfinished the antibiotics yesterday and I never once missed a dose and he got it at the same time 3 X a day. The first couple daysI gave him the medicine, he stopped pulling on his ears, but about half way into it he started yanking on them again and now hes pulling on them just as much as he was before. Im going to call the doctor tommorow, is it possible that the medicine didn't work? Also laterly I've noticedhe has VERY foul smelling urine and I was wondering if that was a sign of a bladder infection in babies.

Mrs. Dick + 6 (30+) 6 kids; 1 angel baby; Indianapolis, IN, United States 8985 posts
1st Jan '10

My daughter had stubborn ear infections so they had to give her something stronger than Amoxicillin...than after that didn't work she had to get tubes

Brofer. 1 child; Iowa 7600 posts
1st Jan '10

My LO recently had an ear infection, they also put him on Amoxicillin. But it gave him bad diarrhea so we switched him to something else.
Which worked better.
Maybe call his pedi?

mama 2 preemies Due April 17; 2 kids; Richmond, Virginia 2700 posts
1st Jan '10

the foul smell is probably just the amox. it always makes my daughters pee smell bad. As for the antibiotic not working...this is COMPLETELY possible and happens all the time. The next thing they will give him is going to more than likely be Augmentine. Amox does not work for my daughter anymore...she had to have it so much that her body just rejected the antibiotic. We had a lot of issues with her ears. She has tubes now! :D

endless possibilities Due November 7; 6 kids; Tacoma, Washington 40890 posts
1st Jan '10

It is very possible. Many docs will not prescribe antibiotics for ear infections any more because 70% of them are viral, and if antibiotics are prescribed, the child is more likely to have another ear infection in the following 6 weeks.

Once you start down the path of using antibiotics for ear infections though it is important to follow through to avoid drug resistant bacteria. I'd call your pedi and ask what to do.

mama 2 preemies Due April 17; 2 kids; Richmond, Virginia 2700 posts
1st Jan '10

also, you should give your child yogurt when they are on an antibiotic so that they dont lose their "good" probiotics. It will help with the diarrhea as well!

M♥rgan 2 kids; Michigan 3592 posts
2nd Jan '10
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M♥rgan 2 kids; Michigan 3592 posts
2nd Jan '10

I tried calling his doctor back today and of course the fuckers are closed or didn't answer. It pisses me off so much that I can NEVER get a hold of them. My poor baby won't barely eat at all, hes not really congested anymore but hes persistently pulling on ears, hes playing and not acting sick, but when I go to give him his bottle or food, he never wants to take it. Im having a really hard time, for the last couple weeks, hes only ate bottles, about 30 oz a day, andstarting today and yesterdayhe refuses his bottle and whenhehad his morning bottle hethrew it up, all he will eat is baby food, and I have to force him to eat it. Ughhhh I think there is more of a problem....could he be more sick than I think? Also hes not sleeping as much as he used to, hes been waking up in the middle of the night...but then again he has a tooth about to pop through at the top.

mama 2 preemies Due April 17; 2 kids; Richmond, Virginia 2700 posts
2nd Jan '10
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M♥rgan 2 kids; Michigan 3592 posts
2nd Jan '10
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mama 2 preemies Due April 17; 2 kids; Richmond, Virginia 2700 posts
3rd Jan '10
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