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Oct 26, 2010
dcd
Pain Management for an Allergic Baby
Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions... Kylie is dealing with a recurrent ear infection (we see the ENT about tubes next Monday) and teething (I think there are several coming in besides the one you can already see). I want to help her manage the pain, but don't know what I can give her besides Tylenol.

Motrin isn't advised due to her past stomach problems (reflux, food allergies), plus the fact her stomach is already upset from the antibiotics. Also, I have given her Motrin before and her stools got very dark/black. The dr. said as long as they're *still* not that way (they're not) it's not a problem, but I don't think I should give her Motrin anymore.

I did try some of those teething tablets, and afterward felt like the worst mom in the world. I read the ingredients, but I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention because 30 mins after I gave them to her (just 2, and they are only the size of a birth control pill) she started puking. I went back and read the ingredients again and sure enough, lactose is listed as the last ingredient. I was so mad at myself. She puked several more times that day.

She's also, apparently, allergic to Oragel. We had given it to her a couple times and each time she puked not long after. But we were thinking that was just due to her gag reflex and not liking the taste - because at the time her gag reflex was REALLY sensitive because she was on Augmentin which she hated the taste of and which was tearing up her stomach (i.e. giving her diarrhea and making her puke.) When she threw up with the Oragel we attributed it to the antibiotic stuff. Anyway I decided to try it again Sunday night since her stomach seems to have adjusted more to the antibiotic at this point, and sure enough she threw up. So, Oragel or anything with benzocaine is out.

Is there ANYTHING else I can do to help her pain? She does a pretty good job of managing it herself during the day by chewing on everything in sight, but I'm at a loss for nighttime, especially since she can only get Tylenol every 4 hrs. She is allergic to milk and corn.

Oct 26, 2010
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Is it possible that the night time pain is the fluid in the ears and having to lay down, insteading of teathing pain? I dont know if you have ever had an ear infection or not... but I have had one in my lifetime. Laying down was brutal! Is she elevated at night? I had to have Ryan sleep in his glider until I could get him in to get tubes put in.
Oct 26, 2010
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Ps... you can ask for a script for numbing drops for her ears...
Oct 26, 2010
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Ps... you can ask for a script for numbing drops for her ears...
Oct 26, 2010
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Ps... you can ask for a script for numbing drops for her ears...
Oct 27, 2010
kenneyhl
My son Levi is 13 weeks old. We figured out he has reflux @ 2 weeks. We have tried 4 different formuls (Currently Neocate) and he is taking Pepcid, Prevacid, Mylanta, Grip Water
i give my son sugar water! 1tsp of sugar dissolved in 2 tsp of water. Then i give it to him in 1mL doses. i know it sounds crazy, but when his stomach is hurting him alot, i give him 2ml of sugar water and he stops crying. They also give baby boys sugar water durning a circumsision to help them not feel it.
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