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Both of my kids have some form of lactose intolerance. Whenever they have milk, they develop a mild rash. Take the milk away for a few days and the rash goes away. We've switched to soy- and rice-based alternatives for now, and try to give the children some milk once every few months to see if it helps. Our oldest, who is five, now shows less signs of ...


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Two of my five kids did this, the others pulled or squeezed various other things at different ages. With the ear thing in particular, I think that it is just that the ear/nose/throat are all connected, so they may be feeling some pressure as they swallow and they touch the point where they perceive it. Kids have weird habits that they get into, then they ...


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This is not medical advice; I am not a doctor and I have no medical training. http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/birthtofive/Pages/Childhoodillnesses.aspx They often follow a cold and sometimes cause a temperature. A child may pull or rub at an ear, but babies can’t always tell where pain is coming from and may just cry and seem uncomfortable. If your ...


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Urine is sterile leaving the bladder but doesn't stay that way for long; it is an ideal growth medium for bacteria. I would rinse it out. There is nothing terribly wrong with getting clean water in your baby's ears. You will not get water in the inner ear (that is the third and deepest part of the ear) or the middle ear (where ear infections occur). The ...


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Just a few drops of urine is entirely inconsequential. You can wipe away any wetness that is on the skin and in the outer ear, but don't do anything inside the ear canal. If it's a lot then you could wash the outer ear just like you would during bath-time, but still leave the inner ear alone. The fresh air often encourages a bit of peeing but as I mentioned ...


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Tugging at an ear is sometimes a symptom of ear pain; however, this behavior can also be related to teething or a blocked eustachian tube. A blocked eustachian tube may cause sensations similar to those felt when flying or traveling in mountains. The eustachian tube connects the middle ear to the mouth and can be blocked by inflammation, allergies, colds, ...


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Our son did that some times at around that age... the key observation was that when he was doing it during nursing, his ear was at the same level as his mouth or below it. The theory was that he was getting liquid seeping along his sinuses and heading for his ear and he could "hear", or at least feel, it. We adjusted the way he was held while nursing so that ...


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It's important to distinguish lactose intolerance from dairy allergy. Lactose intolerance occurs when the body loses the ability to digest lactose. Someone with lactose intolerance can consume lactose-free dairy products (including hard cheeses) without trouble; lactose-containing dairy products will cause gastrointestinal upset, but no other problems. On ...


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Same here, except we are dealing with milk protein which means not even lactose free milk. My 2-year-old gets a rash on her tummy and a runny nose which then means an ear infection. No milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. means no ear infections. Also, soy is also a very very common allergy so while you are trying to decide, I'd avoid soy products as well. One more ...


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I've had kids with lactose intolerance too. It is more common then most people realize, and can show up in a variety of ways (not just rashes and ear infections, although those are the most common). Two ways: Eliminate dairy completely for a short amount of time - it is possible to do. Take them to an allergist and have them tested. We eliminated all ...



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