She got an ear infection before about 1 and half month ago and Dr. gave her an Antibiotic 40 ml. She had it and got better for about 1 week. Then the snotty, runny nose and cough in phelgm continue on for more than a month now. We went to see Dr. again yesterday, he said her right ear still red and wet. This time he gave us E-Mycin 200. ..200 ml and another repeat so together she has to take 400 ml. (5 ml 3 time a day) That will be a month to finish it all!!! And I been reading that Antibiotic not really should be taken. So I do not yet give it to her until I sure that will be good to her health. She is still active, fussy eater..but keep on wipping her runny nose all day, sneezing and Cough... for over a month now non stop. Should she take E-Mycin? Isn't it too much? I am worry a lot because last time she took it only 40 ml /3 time a day (1.5 ml each time) she got better one week and then long-lasting sick..is that because the Antibiotic kill good bacteria so she get more sick..Thanks
My daughter had a lot of ear infections in her first 2 years which resulted in a lot of runny noses and coughs. We went and saw a specialist who immediately diagnosed her with glue her and recommended that she get grommets.
The problem (as the specialist explained) is that anti-biotics will cure the infection but it won't get rid of the glue ear and having glue ear makes the child far more susceptible to infections in the future.
Not sure if my information is applicable to your child but seeing a specialist may help find the cause (vs pumping her full of anti-biotics).
Also keep in mind that many children are frequently sick during the first few years of their life. It's very natural and helps build their immune system.
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