Hi All - I just joined and have been looking around on this forum...so much great information! My dd (age 4) has had a rough couple of months. Started with behavioral changes (defiance, extreme moodiness, anger, aggression) and around the same time began having "toileting issues." She has had more accidents than she ever did in the past and most concerning she has been obsessing about wiping. She says she still feels wet, returns to the bathroom to wipe more, complains her underwear are wet (when I inspect them, they are completely dry), etc.
I took her in last week and they tested her urine and it came back fine. I ended up taking her in a few days later for a possible ear infection...ped said it was pink and prescribed antibiotics. Well, since I don't like to give antibiotics, I held off for a few days and today she was obviously feeling better (fewer complaints of ear pain, no fever).
So, she was prescribed Amoxicillin for her ear infection. I haven't given it to her...but if I did, would this be a decent test to see if would help her wiping issues (ie, would we possibly see wiping issues decrease if she carried strep)? Or, should I bring her in to see if her ped would order a blood test for strep? I'm guessing he will think I'm crazy but I'm willing to try...just not sure if there is a better route to take? Or, am I crazy thinking that this is really an issue...perhaps this is all developmental?
FWIW, she has been fairly healthy, colds here and there, several ear infections but not all have required antibiotics. She did have 3 separate outbreaks of impetigo about 1.5 years ago but nothing since then.
Thanks all for any advice you can give...I appreciate it!