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How do i take care of ear pain in a 7yr old?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below: Advil or Motrin (ibuprofen) may be offered with a warm wash cloth to the affected ear. If he has congestion or cold symptoms-offer fluids, steamy showers or baths. If it is painful to touch the outer ear-an external ear canal infection may be the cause (swimmer's ear) due to irritation of the skin of the canal-often caused by qtips use or poking with fingernails. See your doctor if it persists.

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Last updated Dec 22, 2014

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