When my daughter was small, she used to get ear infections all the time. One night was particularly bad and she couldn't stop crying so I called her Dr at home,(back then you could). He asked me if I had codeine in the house and I said of course not so he asked me what did I have around the house. I said Robitussin DM and he said 'Bingo'. The dextromethorphan is a derivative of codeine. He told me to give her 2 tsp, which was double the dose and she would be fine til she could be seen. She went sound asleep. So if you have an emergency, try it. It will kill the pain so they, (and you) can sleep. Plus the decongestant in it will also help. I know they say no cold meds before six years old, but hooey, it was Dr recommended and it WORKED.
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