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8 month old with repeat ear infections and doest sleep

hi all

i hope i am posting in the right place first time on here

my son is 8 months old and still wakes 6-8 times a night he is weaned breakfast dinner and super plus snacks all home cooked and organic he is on 22oz of milk in the day also, i have tried all i can think of and all the internet can offer on trying to get good sleep habits with him but he is so restless he gets up at 4-45am after being awake for roughly 2 hours in the nite on and off (going to bed at 8.30pm) i was just wondering if u no of any homeopath remedies to help him sleep a little better or just to settle him

also he has had 5 ear infections over a 3 month period i dont like him being continuosly put on antibiotics and my sister inlaw said to try homepath medicine for him

his ear infections always occure after being around water even if just a little gets in his ear along comes another ear infection
it discharges from the rite ear and he is constantly pulling on it i can now see the symtoms before he gets one so thought using homeopathy wud be a better idea then getting his antibiotics if there is any other information u need from me pleasee ask

thankyou in advance for replying to this
  needsleep on 2005-05-22
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Hi I cant really help with the ear problems, and i sincerely hope a homeopath will help you, but I think with the sleep it is a certain routine that you need. But the ear infections may have contributed to this I can say this because my son is almost 4 and has only slept through the night about 5 times. But I watched a programme about sleep, this was in the uk, I dont know where you live, and I tried the basic principles except that my son suffers from eczema, so I had to compromise a little but after a week he was sleeping through the night. Unfortunately he then had a flu which further aggravated his eczema and then the scratching stopped his sleeping, and as you can imagine I have been extremely tired and lacking sleep myself which in itself leads to other problems, irritability for both, weight gain, memory loss, for the adult and for the child it enhances restlessness, and an overactive behaviour, my son doesnt seem to be tired his behaviour is almost like that of a child with ADHD, but it is just due to lack of sleep.

I would carry on with the antibiotics naturally until someone can offer you advice on that. But I do find it intriguing that your son wakes up at that particular time because my son used to and still does occasionally, and i was reading another thread, and someone elses son was waking up at a similar time too. Any answers anyone?

But if you are interested then let me know and I will carry on with the sleep routine.

What I have experienced is that one therapy is not enough you need a combination of therapies, and to respect that they all work differently but effectively, although saying this, I still have not found anything for my sons eczema which I believe was caused by IV antibiotics, and extreme trauma.

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record last decade
did you have any problems during the birth or pregancy? do you suspect any possibility of a diary intolerance?
erika last decade
Please provide more details regarding the type of ear infection, whether or not something oozes out of his ear and what type including color. Ear infection is a big cause for children not getting good sleep. Also let me know what antibiotics is he getting. And do you mean he gets this ear infection when he is actually inside of water like playing in a pool or even if some water seeps through when he takes a bath. Also, give me in detail his sleeping pattern during the night. And is he presently on anitbiotics?
homeopathbuff last decade
hi and thank you for ur replys

my eldest son is off diary due to behavour problems (peadiatritions say either autism or maybe ADHD) we have kept him of diagnoses as we wanted to try to change his diet surroundings anything we cud think of at at present it is slowly working

sorry back to 8 month old babe he has never slept thru always woke 6-8 times a nite always woke for the day between 4:30 and 5:15

. wen his ear seeps its like yellow tar it just leeks from his ear (right)

. he has amoxicillin prescribed for his ear infections and is not currently on them he hasnt been for 8 days but seems like he is coming down with another one as i type because he has already woke 6 times since 9pm !!!

. water !!! it doesnt matter how much or how little i cud be washing his hair and maybe 5 dropletts at max may escape to his ear and then he has a ear infection within a day

please offer me some advice i am desperate

i know its prob no use now that he may have another infection but for next time it wud be great not to use antibiotics

thankyou again x

i rote this 40 mins ago and he has been awake again for those 40 mins just screaming !!!

any advice will be much appreciated xx
needsleep last decade
I do agree with your need for antibiotics, if there is an urgent need, it's OK to give some.

One more thing I would like to know before I come out with options and narrow down to one medicine. How does he feed, is he on breastfeed completely or partial or not at all. Was he ever breastfed completely in his initial stages of life and if yes, did he feel very upset after his feeds? Now if he is on formula and soloid diets, does he feel upset after his meals?
Please let me know.
homeopathbuff last decade
unfortunatley no he wasn't breastfed much to my upset, after his bottle he usually falls aseelp and after solids he is quite content will play happily and is no bother at all, never seems full tho, he cud quite happily sit there eating all day !! obviously we don't let :-)

thankyou for ur questions xx
needsleep last decade
Please write back on these further questions.

1) Does he get cold easily and often.
2) Does he get the ear infection when he gets the cold, if he gets the cold.
3)Does he cough and is there any phlegm that is associated with his cough?
4)He is below/average/above the normal weight for children of his age.
5)When did this problem start and how?
6)Does he like the fresh air or does he like being indoors.
7)Does he get cold with sudden drop in temperatures or fluctuations in climate?
8)As you mentioned before, what happens if you feed him full and then when he goes to sleep, is it still not good sleep?

Please answer this and I will get back to you within a couple of days with the first medicine.
homeopathbuff last decade
1. no he has never had a cold
2. N/A
3. no cough
4. he was a little above average but now he is moving around more he is average
5. he first got an ear infection after a swimming class where we were submersing (dunking) and now he gets them regulary sumtimes without even his ear being in contact with water
6. he likes both doesnt like bright sunlight though
7. he gets cold with sudden drop but is ok when hot
8. no its still not a good sleep he may sleep for an extra hour than he would if he wasnt full ie full he may sleep 8pm till 12am if not as full 8pm till 11pmish but with a couple of moans

i hope i have answered this to what u need to know xx

thank you so much for your help
needsleep last decade
Pulsatilla 30c: If using pellets, 2-3 pellets on his tongue(make sure you get the sweet pellets that most homeopathic medicines come in, so the child loves it)- 2 times a day, a.m. and p.m.. Continue for 3 days and watch for good/bad signs and keep me posted. Then stop meducation and watch for next 5 days and write to me after 5 days or anytime when you see some change in any of his habits, like sleeping, food etc. Chocolates and candies to the minimum.
If he is already under antibiotics, then first give him Nux Vomica 30c one single dose, 3rd day after he stops his antibiotics and then start Pulsatilla the following day.
homeopathbuff last decade

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