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Sep 19, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Ciprodex-ear drops
Have any of you used these? There's a generic too. It's--ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic. Man, they told me that they would burn her a little. OH MY GOSH! A little doesn't even touch it. She screams, twists, turns, pulls away, you name it. I think that's probably what makes them scream after the procedure, not the anesthesia. I have to use them tonight again and twice tomorrow. Then any time she has ear issues. YUCK! The other stuff we've used didn't bother her. Poor Baby!
Sep 19, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
hhmmm, I just assumed Jedd was screaming because we had to hold him down and sideways to do it.

I hope the next time you give it to her it will be easier.

Sep 19, 2008
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
Halley screamed her head off when we put them in. I assumed, like Jessica, that it was because we were pinning her down. Someone recommended to me warming the bottle in my hand first, as cold drops in your ear probably doesn't feel too good (although it didn't seem to make much of a difference for Halley). Luckily you only have to do it for three days...
Sep 19, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
She has never minded ear drops before. We've done the other kind many times. No screaming.

With these, she screams bloody murder.

Now...I've heard of warming drops before too but the funny thing is....the nurse told me that putting these in the fridge takes some of the burn out. Maybe I need to take them out of the fridge and try it that way.

Sep 19, 2008
bigdaddy
Liz, mom to Donnie 12/2005
Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis at 5 weeks old
GERD since 4 weeks old
Colic until 13 weeks old
Delayed Gastric Emptying
MSPI
Surgery for Tubes and Adenoidectomy at 14 months old
Anemic since 9 month check
Febrile Seizures
Speech Therapy
MEDS: Zyrtec, Nasonex, Xopenex,
Vitamins with iron, and back on Prevacid as of 12/2008
I really don't remember what drops Donnie used but I don't recall them ever bothering him. Is there maybe another drop they could use instead? I'm so sorry, I hate that it hurts her. I hope she is doing well though and that the tubes help this winter! -Liz
Sep 19, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Aaarg, Liz, I don't know. He warned me about the drops the day we made the appt. I don't know why they chose that particular one. I took them out of the fridge to see if that helps. We'll see tonight I guess. (love the pic)
Sep 19, 2008
molson1525
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
There are quite a few kinds of drops and none of the ones we use burn. We use ones that start with an O and an R. I will look and get back to you. Have the ENT call you in a different kind because these ones are hurting her. Aidan didn't even flinch when we put them in.
Sep 19, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I wonder...is it the incision from the tubes that's hurting and not the drops. Maybe any drops would hurt since she has a boo-boo in her ear. ???
Sep 19, 2008
popz4120
Bryson (3/06), former Neocate, Nexium, and Reglan baby. Diagnosed with peanut allergy and asthma. Weaned from meds in Spring 0f 08. Brother, Parker (6/04), was also on Prevacid and Pregestimil (formula) as an infant.
We just finished a round of the drops for an ear infection. We also had to use them after receiving tubes. Our doctor told us to warm the drops prior to putting them in the ear. Don't laugh.... I usually put the bottle in my bra for about 5 minutes and get it really warm. Last night I did not warm them first,and our son did complain about his ear hurting. It has never bothered him before. I think it had something to do with me not warming the drops.
Sep 20, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Thanks! I don't think anything's gonna work now. She knows they hurt and screams regardless. I guess we only have another day of them to go. ugh...
Sep 20, 2008
mommy2628
My 4 have never shown any reaction to the drops. Pres and Ave are on them now for an infection along with Augmentin. My ENT uses Ciprodex b/c it is one of the strongest drops. Usually in the past it clears mines infection up quickly. Glad you only have a day left.
Sep 20, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I bet it's burning bc of the incision. Also she cries when she sees them now.
Sep 20, 2008
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Have u tried while she is sleeping-or this a no no? U do risk waking her up if it does cause pain, but then I guess u would know. I guess that would be a question for the ENT.
Sep 20, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Shoot, I forgot to do them tonight. I was home alone with her and off schedule. Oh well. I will ask the ENT. There's no way in this world I'd risk waking that kid up, lol.
Check with your
doctor first!