Use Of Akylene Ear Drops In Infants Aged 8 Months?
Hi Danny Chan,
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Babies are more prone to ear infections due to their weak immune system. In addition, the condition of the short and flat ear canal, the habit of suckling while lying down, a history of allergies, and repeated respiratory infections also increase the risk of ear infections. This infection can occur in the outer ear (otitis externa) or middle (otitis media) which often tears the eardrum. It is this infection that is likely to cause abnormal discharge from your child's ear. In addition, ear infections can also cause sufferers to experience ear pain, swelling, decreased hearing function, fever, nausea, headache, dizziness, difficulty sleeping, and so on.
The drops that the doctor prescribed to your child previously contained an active antibiotic composition, namely Ofloxacin. This drug belongs to the class of quinolone antibiotics that work by inhibiting the DNA gyrase enzyme that plays an important role in bacterial growth, including one that causes ear infections. All types of antibiotics, consumption is ONLY safe when done in accordance with the instructions of the doctor who examined directly. Therefore, consult directly with the doctor who treats your child.
In order to optimize your child's healing from ear infections, you should do the following tips:
Give baby breast milk as needed
Also give baby complementary foods that are healthy and nutritious
Avoid breastfeeding the baby while lying down, but elevate his head a little
Avoid breastfeeding the baby using a pacifier
Avoid picking at baby's ears
Keep baby's ears dry
Clean the fluid that comes out of the baby's ear with clean gauze
If the baby has a respiratory infection (usually characterized by a cold cough), immediately consult a doctor
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah