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#11680 - 04/24/06 08:43 PM help
dalaneysmomma Offline

Registered: 01/24/06
Posts: 23
Loc: John Day, Oregon USA
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I can't seem to get Dalaney from picking at her ears. I have taken her to the Doc, and they said nothing is wrong. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas to keep her from picking at her ear?

#11681 - 04/24/06 09:13 PM Re: help
ShaunaJ Offline

Registered: 07/29/03
Posts: 233
Loc: Ogden,Utah
Have you tried mittens or socks over her hands? We used to do this to Ryley for 2 reasons. to keep her from scratching herself and to keep her from sucking her thumb.

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#11682 - 04/25/06 12:27 AM Re: help
jrmiss86 Offline

Registered: 06/07/05
Posts: 378
Loc: Marlton, NJ, USA
Alex has been doing the same thing for as long as I can remember, I have thought that many times he has had an ear infection, it turns out that he has allergies and the sinus blockage was causing his ears to feel stuffed, when we took him to the allergist they put him on benadryl for a little while and now clarinex and that has helped.

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#11683 - 04/26/06 05:14 PM Re: help
Laurensmom Offline

Registered: 12/29/04
Posts: 212
Loc: north billerica, massachusetts...
Lauern, 2years, still digs at her ears and it breaks my heart to tell her not to scratch. I have found that even a thin knit cap over her ears seem to take her mind off of the itch. We also use a little acetic (sp?) acid (perscribed by her ENT) on a cotton swab and wipe the outside of her ears and a little into her canal to help with the itchies. Otherwise acquaphor like crazy.

#11684 - 04/26/06 05:52 PM Re: help
Hearsay Offline


Registered: 01/16/04
Posts: 1449
Loc: Richmond, VA, USA
There may be a lot of skin built up in the canal that itches or blocks her hearing. We flush them periodically with a 50/50 mix of warm (hot) water and hydrogen peroxide. Get a 10cc syringe from your doctor and ask them to put a butterfly needle on the end. Cut the tube about 1/2 inch from the butterfly end and throw away the needle part. Lay her on a couple of towels and flush each side 3 or 4 times. It's really loud, so expect some tears, but it won't hurt her.

I'd also put some neosporin on the open sores because fingers are notoriously germy and she's likely to get an infection there.
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