At Mommy’s Bliss, we know how hard it can be to see your kid in pain from an earache. Earaches can be incredibly painful and prevent kids from being able to sleep or keep up with their regular activities. If your kid is experiencing severe pain or has an earache for the first time you should contact your pediatrician. However, there are few things that you can do in the meantime to help relieve the pain and discomfort.
Warm or cool compress
Place a warm, moist compress over your child’s ear for about 10 to 15 minutes to help reduce pain. Feel free to use cool water if that feels better for your little one.
If there’s no fluid draining from your child’s ear and you don’t suspect they’ve ruptured the eardrum, place a few drops of room temperature or slightly warmed olive oil or sesame oil in the affected ear.
Swallowing can help open the eustachian tube so the trapped fluid can drain, so make sure your child is drinking plenty of fluids.
Elevating the crib or bed at the head can help improve sinus drainage. Place a pillow or two under the mattress rather than placing pillows under your baby’s head.
Mommy’s Bliss SoothEAR
SoothEAR is a lollipop designed to relieve earache pain without medicine. The patented shape of SoothEAR uses biomechanics to help clear fluid from inside your child’s ear. Here’s how it works: As they suck, the suction loosens mucus and clears fluid buildup in the middle ear where the ear infection lives. That means the pressure that’s causing the pain is relieved and they feel a whole lot better. Recommended for kids ages 2 and up.
Though earaches are common, more advanced infections need specialized attention. Contact your pediatrician right away if any of these symptoms are present with your child:
- A fever higher than 101° or 102° F
- Discharge of blood or pus from the ears
- Symptoms that persist or worsen after more than a few days
- Changes in wakefulness or alertness
- Redness behind the ear