[Parentsgroup-list] RE: Parentsgroup-list Digest, Vol 150, Issue 1

A.M. Cloutier amcloutier8 at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 5 12:35:42 EST 2007


Hi there, I got in the antibiotics/ear infection loop and then I tried brin=
ging my kid for acupuncture treatments with chinese traditional medicine an=
d we haven't had another problem in two years.


Peace,
AM


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>    1. Nanny Rec (Irene Newton)
>    2. looking for babysitter (Tzippy Russ-Fishbane)
>    3. ear infections and antibiotics (Emily Qazilbash)
>    4. Re: ear infections and antibiotics (Ayfer Karakaya Stump)
>    5. Re: ear infections and antibiotics (Manjari C. Miller)
>    6. Re: ear infections and antibiotics (Deborah Freedman Woods)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 07:48:18 -0400
> From: "Irene Newton" <irene.newton at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] Nanny Rec
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> Hi everyone,
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> I know that periodically this kind of question goes out so am hoping
> that someone can refer their prior Nanny to me. We're hoping to find
> someone relatively quickly who can work in Cambridge.
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> best,
> Irene
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> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 03:54:21 -0800 (PST)
> From: Tzippy Russ-Fishbane <tzip180 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] looking for babysitter
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> Hi.
> We are looking for someone to watch our infant daughter from 9-4 on Monda=
ys and 9-1 on Fridays beginning next month. Our 2 1/2 year old son will spe=
nd some time with the babysitter on Monday and Wednesdays afternoons (about=
 3-4 hours weekly) as well.
> We have had great success with students in the past (other than that they=
 leave!!) and would be willing to go that route again. Any recommendations?
> Thanks
> Tzippy & Elisha
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> Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2007 09:05:00 -0500
> From: "Emily Qazilbash" <qazilbem at gse.harvard.edu>
> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] ear infections and antibiotics
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> Hi everyone,
> =

> Our almost-4-year-old ended up in the ER after several hours of unexplain=
ed (to us) screaming on =

> Sat. night, and it turns out she has an ear infection. She had no other s=
ymptoms before this ER =

> trip, but then yesterday she developed the high fever, etc that often com=
es with the virus that =

> might cause an ear infection.
> =

> The ER doctor said he wouldn't recommend antibiotics to treat this ear in=
fection, and I remember =

> our pediatrician saying something a while ago about antibiotics sometimes=
 not being necessary. =

> We've only had one ear infection between our two kids, thankfully, so I d=
on't know much about =

> treatment options. We did give antibiotics for that one, three years ago.
> =

> I'm happy to not have our daughter on antibiotics, and she seems better t=
his morning after 24 =

> hours of a high fever and pain. However, after googling the topic, I'm ju=
st curious what others =

> have done. I know I can call our pediatrician and I may do that.
> =

> Thanks!
> =

> Emily Kalejs Qazilbash
> =

> =

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> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2007 11:05:45 -0500
> From: Ayfer Karakaya Stump <stump at fas.harvard.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] ear infections and antibiotics
> To: Emily Qazilbash <qazilbem at gse.harvard.edu>
> Cc: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> Message-ID: <472F3F59.5070003 at fas.harvard.edu>
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> Dear Emily,
> =

> It is quite striking how pediatrician can differ in their approach to =

> the use of antibiotics to treat ear infections. My experience with our =

> pediatrician has been just the opposite, as he seems to be ready to =

> prescribe antibiotics even in very mild cases. Considering that there is =

> no consensus on the issue among doctors, I feel that as parents we =

> should have some say in deciding whether their use is really warranted =

> in each individual episode. Overall I think antibiotics should be used =

> in cases when the child is obviously experiencing unbearable pain, but =

> not in mild cases when the pain is not as severe.
> =

> best,
> ayfer
> =

> =

> Emily Qazilbash wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > Our almost-4-year-old ended up in the ER after several hours of =

> > unexplained (to us) screaming on Sat. night, and it turns out she has =

> > an ear infection. She had no other symptoms before this ER trip, but =

> > then yesterday she developed the high fever, etc that often comes with =

> > the virus that might cause an ear infection.
> >
> > The ER doctor said he wouldn't recommend antibiotics to treat this ear =

> > infection, and I remember our pediatrician saying something a while =

> > ago about antibiotics sometimes not being necessary. We've only had =

> > one ear infection between our two kids, thankfully, so I don't know =

> > much about treatment options. We did give antibiotics for that one, =

> > three years ago.
> >
> > I'm happy to not have our daughter on antibiotics, and she seems =

> > better this morning after 24 hours of a high fever and pain. However, =

> > after googling the topic, I'm just curious what others have done. I =

> > know I can call our pediatrician and I may do that.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Emily Kalejs Qazilbash
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> Message: 5
> Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 11:35:20 -0500 (EST)
> From: "Manjari C. Miller" <mchatter at fas.harvard.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] ear infections and antibiotics
> To: Ayfer Karakaya Stump <stump at fas.harvard.edu>
> Cc: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0711051132510.26858 at ls01.fas.harvard.edu>
> Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=3DUS-ASCII; format=3Dflowed
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> Dear Emily,
> =

> Our toddler had two ear infections before he reached 14 months and both =

> times he was given amoxycillin. I was not unhappy about it because it was =

> clear that he was in severe pain and had a high fever. It helped =

> tremendously to have the antibiotics and our pediatrician at the time, Dr=
. =

> Elizabeth Miller, was a thoughtful doctor who we trusted.
> =

> I'm sorry about your little girl. Ear infections are miserable both for =

> the kids and parents.
> Best,
> Manjari
> On Mon, 5 Nov 2007, Ayfer Karakaya Stump wrote:
> =

> > Dear Emily,
> >
> > It is quite striking how pediatrician can differ in their approach to t=
he use =

> > of antibiotics to treat ear infections. My experience with our pediatri=
cian =

> > has been just the opposite, as he seems to be ready to prescribe antibi=
otics =

> > even in very mild cases. Considering that there is no consensus on the =
issue =

> > among doctors, I feel that as parents we should have some say in decidi=
ng =

> > whether their use is really warranted in each individual episode. Overa=
ll I =

> > think antibiotics should be used in cases when the child is obviously =

> > experiencing unbearable pain, but not in mild cases when the pain is no=
t as =

> > severe.
> >
> > best,
> > ayfer
> >
> >
> > Emily Qazilbash wrote:
> >> Hi everyone,
> >> =

> >> Our almost-4-year-old ended up in the ER after several hours of unexpl=
ained =

> >> (to us) screaming on Sat. night, and it turns out she has an ear infec=
tion. =

> >> She had no other symptoms before this ER trip, but then yesterday she =

> >> developed the high fever, etc that often comes with the virus that mig=
ht =

> >> cause an ear infection.
> >> =

> >> The ER doctor said he wouldn't recommend antibiotics to treat this ear =

> >> infection, and I remember our pediatrician saying something a while ag=
o =

> >> about antibiotics sometimes not being necessary. We've only had one ea=
r =

> >> infection between our two kids, thankfully, so I don't know much about =

> >> treatment options. We did give antibiotics for that one, three years a=
go.
> >> =

> >> I'm happy to not have our daughter on antibiotics, and she seems bette=
r =

> >> this morning after 24 hours of a high fever and pain. However, after =

> >> googling the topic, I'm just curious what others have done. I know I c=
an =

> >> call our pediatrician and I may do that.
> >> =

> >> Thanks!
> >> =

> >> Emily Kalejs Qazilbash
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> Parentsgroup-list mailing list
> >> Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> >> http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list
> >> =

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> Message: 6
> Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 11:38:15 -0500 (EST)
> From: Deborah Freedman Woods <dwoods at cfa.harvard.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] ear infections and antibiotics
> To: Ayfer Karakaya Stump <stump at fas.harvard.edu>
> Cc: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0711051134540.18871 at auriga.cfa.harvard.edu>
> Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=3DUS-ASCII
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> Hi Emily,
> =

> Our pediatrician's approach to ear infections is to
> prescribe antibiotics when the infection is severe.  If the
> ear is just a little inflamed, they take a watch and wait
> approach.  I'm going to guess that symptoms severe enough to
> bring you to the ER would have warranted antibiotics at my
> pediatrician's office.  I wouldn't hesitate to take your
> daughter to the office today if you think she needs help
> fighting this infection.
> =

> Take care!
> =

> Best,
> Deb Woods
> =

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