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Ear fluid, laryngitis, teething etc.

She's 1 year and a half and a few weeks ago was diagnosed with double ear infection. Funny enough, i went to the doc because she had a very hard cough- barking really loud. I didn't realize her ears were infected. He said, her chest is clear but ears are not. So he prescribed antibiotics, and in haste i gave it to her. She did not improve much. Her cough lingered for 2 more weeks. Last week i took her for a followup, he said there is fluid in her ears, and her chest is still clear. Last friday she had a case of laryngitis.
Voice came back by sunday. I gave her kali mur 6x which helped her nose to leak out.
Her cough only comes at night, when she's about to fall asleep, it wakes her up. She wakes up every night at 2 am with cough.
Her left nostril has more mucus running down.
I'm not sure with what i did was right or wrong, i have given her one dose of allium cepa 30c earlier today.
She loves outdoors, and is healthier outside, sleeps better in the car.
Will take her to the doc tomorrow for him to assess her ears as well.
She is generally prone to catching ear infections, this is her 3rd one. She sleeps without covering. I forgot to mention, I was actually using the online Remedy Finder for yellow teeth- she has yellow teeth suddenly and is still teething. Allium cepa came up as looking 'dirty'. So i decided to try it. Please guide!! Thanks you much.
Thanks so much.
  karinamom on 2010-11-23
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Karina I am not in clinic today until much later and I have not brought my security key with me for my computer repertory, so it might be much later before I can look over the case. Can I get you to expand on the questsions anyway though (Sameer or someone else might be able to make a suggestion as well).

Sounds like the antibiotics suppressed his condition - I have sometimes seen repeated antibiotic use create glue ear in some children.

What is the cough like? What does it sound like? Does the cough start on getting into bed, or literally as she is falling asleep? How does being covered affect the cough?

Does she need any specific conditions to be present in the room to sleep? Do any conditions prevent sleep? Do any affect the cough in anyway?

How has her behavior changed since becoming sick?

Is she sweating unusually, and if so is there an odour to the sweat or is she sweating in particular locations?

Any other differences in how she is compared to her healthy state?
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
The cough sounds harsh, first it started like that deep barking sound. She cries when we go to bed cuz she doesn't want to sleep, no matter how tired she is. And when she cries lying down- that starts the cough. And if she's fallen asleep, she'll cough- and it'll wake her up.
She doesn't like being covered when sleeping, but I THINK, she doesn't like to be cold either. I THINK she likes a warmer room, but i'm assuming here. I try to make the room warmer when she starts to cough.
Being covered disturbs her sleep cuz she tosses about alot, and eventually ends up on her tummy, bum sticking up in the air, and will sleep a while like that.
'Peculiar' symptom: She's done this for a long while now, as she's sleeping, she'll keep edging closer to the headboard, bumping into it, and sleeping against it. But the headboard is cold. So I'm confused.

Odour- mouth has had that phlegmy smell. I can't tell about sweat, she doesn't really sweat.

Behaviour: during the day, she's fine, seems NOT sick. And then night and early morning comes, she looks sick... puffy eyes, coughing, cranky, clingy. Wakes up unrefreshed, asks to eat, then says no... ALTHO- after eating breakfast, she's fine. Running around, playing etc.

Honestly, she's always been on and off sick. Especially when teething. I've noticed a tooth is cutting, a cough comes, or an ear infection. Now she's cutting incisors. ALWAYS. ALways a restless sleeper, loves outside, to run around. Clings to mom when we're at home, but when we go outside, runs away from me.

I've given her antibiotics just this one time. I've been able to tackle the problem homeopathically before, but i think not deep enough to cure completely.

Thanks again. You've been so helpful.
karinamom 8 years ago
Can you describe the type of clinging?
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
Forgot to mention,
Her toenails are strange for a little one. Cracks on them, crooked, and the pinkytoe is yellowish and bumpy.
karinamom 8 years ago
Clingy- she'll want me only to carry her and walk around. Won't be satisfied with just sitting next to me.. and upset if i get up to do stuff. Cranky- not wailing, soft cries on and off... won't want to go to dad, etc. (but oddly enough, this behaviour is only in the morning before breakfast, sick or not sick).
But doesn't willingly eat breakfast, needs to be coaxed, it's the meal of the day that she doesn't really look forward to but needs in order to get happy.
karinamom 8 years ago
Without checking my repertory, alot of that sounds like Pulsatilla - the clinging, the waking from cough, the soft crying, the crankiness (it is related to Staphysagria a very irritable remedy), the sleep position on the knees with the bum in the air, the aversion to covers, better for open air.

I am working off memory though, not sure if anything else might come up. Do you have the remedy?
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
Yes- i have used pulsatilla before for ear infections. It has worked, this time it didn't. I gave her a few doses, it didn't even palliate the ear infection- that's when i resorted to the antibiotics.
I think I have staph, never used it tho.
karinamom 8 years ago
What potency did you use? It might be a potency issue.

I promise I will look up the symptoms the moment I am able.
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
Okay thanks a lot. It was puls 200c.
karinamom 8 years ago
I think in a situation where a remedy seems indicated, and stops working at a particular potency, it is appropriate to move up to the next potency - so 1M.

Of course it could be that it's ability to palliate stopped because it is only partially correct.
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
Actually how were you giving her the dose?
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
liquid, one drop- 1 tblspn of water.
karinamom 8 years ago

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