Red, Swollen Ears
My little boy (Weston-2) has very large, red, swollen itchy ears. I started noticing one was like this last week, but I thought it was from his brother hitting it It continues to be swollen and now the other is too. The only thing I can think of is that he is allergic to something. At the babysitter's house where he goes while I work she lays out sheepskins with a blanket on top for rest/nap time. I am thinking he might be allergic to lanolin on the wool. I can't think of anything else that would make both ears swollen, itchy and red other than that. One is slightly more than the other so if he was flipping his head from side to side while sleeping this could be it. It is always something isn't it. I can hear his breathing is a little off so I am watching him closely ready to call for an appointment. We gave him a little bit of benedryl last night and put some topical anti-itch cream on too but they are still bad.
Anyone's kid ever have swollen ears before??
Anna(11) 2/16/02 dx T1 2/5/09 Pumping with the MM Paradigm Insulin Pump since 7/2009 and occassionaly CGMS, Levemir, trying the Omnipod!