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Ear pulling

(6 Posts)
ChablisLover Fri 12-Oct-12 21:42:59

Ds (5) keeps pulling at his ear saying its blocked and that's the only way to unblock it.

Do you think this is an ear infection and we'd be better at the out of hours doc tomorrow?

Thanks

mawbroon Fri 12-Oct-12 21:48:09

Could he have a drop of water in it?

ChablisLover Fri 12-Oct-12 22:12:22

It been going on for a few days so thinking infection

MoonlightandWerewolves Fri 12-Oct-12 22:18:04

Could be water on the ear (can last a few days) or an infection. Try warming (not heating) some oil, soaking cotton wool with this and packing his ear - DM used this quite successfully with me and DSis when we were small and we use it quite successfully now with DC's.

Might save you a trip to the OOH tomorrow.

ChablisLover Fri 12-Oct-12 22:31:23

Thanks moonlight

Will try that - though might have to hold him down to do it!

MoonlightandWerewolves Fri 12-Oct-12 22:37:44

Good luck!

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