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Any ideas / products for MrLulu to stop him getting an ear infection on holiday?

(41 Posts)
lulumama Tue 15-Jul-08 16:06:55

He got the most horrific ear infection last year. massive ABs, painkillers, agony.. doc was in two minds about whether to send him to hospital,said it was the worst infection she had ever seen. DH does not want to miss out on swimming with the DCs, so what can he do to keep water out of his ears?


MrsBadger Tue 15-Jul-08 16:07:24



HumphreyCushioni Tue 15-Jul-08 16:08:02

bath pillow from The Body Shop?

ChippyMinton Tue 15-Jul-08 16:09:38

Our doctor suggested earplugs smeared with vaseline.

lulumama Tue 15-Jul-08 16:10:19

but do they work? to keep the water out do you not need special ones? i know it sounds a bit dim, but the only ear plugs i know about are the ones like bits of foam to keep noise out

<<ignores humphrey grin>>

lulumama Tue 15-Jul-08 16:10:38

ok, vaseline... righty ho!

ChippyMinton Tue 15-Jul-08 16:20:49

yes, she said the regular foam ones. DS1 had ear infection last week so we tried it & it appeared to work.

lulumama Tue 15-Jul-08 16:21:35

ok that is really useful

maybe a hot pink neoprene head band to go over his ears would help too ! grin

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MrsBadger Tue 15-Jul-08 16:45:26

NOT ear candles

they are a con and dangerous

search my previosu posts (am dashing off)

artichokes Tue 15-Jul-08 16:50:08

Was it definitely the water? DD got a terrible ear infection last summer and the doctor said people blame water but more often it is the result of driving fast with the windows down. The rushing wind sends small bits of debris into the ear which then lodge there and cause an infection. Worth a thought. Sadly we are keeping the car windows closed this summer (thank god the car has a/c).

lulumama Tue 15-Jul-08 16:55:44

thanks TMMJ! that looks just what he needs

definitely water, artichokes, we had an air conditioned car so had windows closed

will look at that, mrsb, did not know ear candles were dangerous

thank you all x

olivo Tue 15-Jul-08 19:34:51

earcalm drops, my dh swears by them.

olivo Tue 15-Jul-08 19:36:24

oh sorry, misread, earcalm wont keep the water out! but my dh alwys takes them on holidays where he'll be swimming in a pool.

lulumama Tue 15-Jul-08 19:37:00

what do tehy do?

BecauseImWorthIt Tue 15-Jul-08 19:39:00

Definitely ear plugs. The pharmacy should sell them.

BecauseImWorthIt Tue 15-Jul-08 19:40:12

try here

olivo Tue 15-Jul-08 19:43:05

i think they treat outer ear infections; dh uses them if he gets a tingle and then doesnt get an infection like he used to. probably not meant to use them as prevention but they work!

lulumama Tue 15-Jul-08 19:44:32

thank you olivo and biwi!

am going to get him the pink headband grin <<evil laugh>>

cocolepew Tue 15-Jul-08 19:45:14


lulumama Tue 15-Jul-08 19:47:41

coco,shall he use those with or without the headband? grin

cocolepew Tue 15-Jul-08 19:51:07

He could alternate, like women who wouldn't be seen earing the same swimsuit twice, on holiday. Maybe you could get him matching speedos trunks.

I hope he doesn't get an ear infection, I'm just getting over one, it's sore.

BecauseImWorthIt Tue 15-Jul-08 19:51:52

He could top it all off with one of these

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