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Created On 2/28/05 12:28 AM by Relax


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Relax
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2/28/05 12:28 AM
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Dear Dr. Ledereich

I would like to know what I can do re: recurring ear infections, my child has tubes for 1 1/2 years now. whenever she has an ear infection the fluid drains out, which looks bad, we usually treat it with Cipro Drops. Last week, her ears started draining again, I called the ped. and he said to start the Cipro Drops again, after 5 days it only got worse. We went to see the ped. and he put her on Omnicef. I am not against antibiotics at all, but what could help that I shouldn't have to get to the point of using antibiotics. I am careful with bathing, I use a visor to rinse her hair and water does not really get into her ears. I have also tried keeping her off dairy products for 2 months, and during that time she did get an ear infection. What else can be done?

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to help klal yisroel. Your work is greatly appreciated!
 
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P. S. Ledereich, MD
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3/11/05 1:02 AM
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You are welcome.

Some children are prone to ear infections even with the tubes in place. Sometimes the tubes themselves cause the infection (because of granulation tissue, etc. around the tube) - i.e. the body reacts to the tube.

Remember one purpose of the tubes is to not let the infection stay in the ear, but to allow it to drain out. It is better to have the infection drain out rather than have it stay in the ear, where it would cause pain, fever, etc. Once it is out of the body, it is out. Yes Cipro drops and oral by mouth antibiotics are good choices. I am happy you are taking great water precautionso with your childs ears.

Wishing you well,

P. S. Ledereich, MD


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Relax
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3/13/05 12:07 AM
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Thank you for responding.
 
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