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Advice needed - 10mo attacking his ears

(14 Posts)
Nip Mon 19-Feb-07 15:38:56

I am at work but just received a phone call from nursery asking if they can give DS some Calpol as he wont leave his ears alone and they cannot console him.
They have checked his temp - which is a little high, but not abnormal. (I told them to take his top off anyway, because i know that the nursery gets pretty warm anyway)

I cannot get an appointment at the GP's today - but i'd rather wait and see how he is when i pick him up in an hour - because he could calm down...

Any suggestions as to what this could be - this is the first time nursery have phoned and i feel confused!

Nip Mon 19-Feb-07 15:39:45

I forgot to add that i asked nursery to phone me if he didnt appear to be calming down.... oh bugger i'm so worried!

Incodnito Mon 19-Feb-07 15:41:26

An ear infection.
Can you go and collect him?

Nip Mon 19-Feb-07 15:43:01

I could go if i asked my boss, but i didnt know if i was over reacting - perhaps i should phone them and see if he's clamed down

Nip Mon 19-Feb-07 15:43:01

I could go if i asked my boss, but i didnt know if i was over reacting - perhaps i should phone them and see if he's clamed down

Nip Mon 19-Feb-07 15:43:15

ooppsss getting panicky and clicking twice - sorry

princessmel Mon 19-Feb-07 15:46:14

I'd say its an ear infection too. Dd has a lot of these and they are painfull.
Ask doctors for an appointment again and tell them what you think it is. They always squeeze dd in when I tell them its her ears.

Neurofen is good for pain. You can give it alternating with calpol. One every 2 hours.

Incodnito Mon 19-Feb-07 15:49:15

Phone nursery back and see what they say.
Ring dr again and say u need appointment asap for your baby, dont take any crap from the receptionist.
If its an ear infection baby may need an antibiotic.

liquidclocks Mon 19-Feb-07 15:49:40

Nip - if you're worried and have a nice boss then go and get him - you won't be concentrating on your work now anyway and sick little ones need their mummies.

If you find he doesn't improve this evening you can always use your out of hours service or a&e for a baby this age so don't worry about an appt if you can't get one straight away. A&E will also be able to give you any medication you might need straight away.

Nip Mon 19-Feb-07 15:51:18

Just spoke to nursery and they have said that he's calmed down, although not eating his food and still messing with his ears. Do you think i should push for an emergency appointment today, or see how he is in the morning?

clayre Mon 19-Feb-07 15:53:06

ds gets ear infections all the time and i have to get him to dr asap, ear infections could cause long term damage, dr always fits in if i tell them whats wrong.

Incodnito Mon 19-Feb-07 15:57:04

emergency appointment today.
If its an ear infection the sooner the better it gets treated.

Incodnito Tue 20-Feb-07 14:42:29

How did u get on?

Nip Wed 21-Feb-07 09:11:42

I didnt take him because when i picked him up he seemed fine and was fine all night. I thought i'd see how he was in the morning - and he woke up in excellent form - however when i picked him up from nursery yesterday they said he'd been going mad again
I phoned the dr's to get him checked over but they had closed - however i got him home and he was fine all night and this morning!

If they say that he's done it again today i'll take him to the dr's tonight - but he doesnt even touch his ears in my presence...

I dont know if perhaps he's just playing them up or i'm entertaining him enough to stop him thinking about it.

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