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My 20m old has an ear infection and is on antibiotics. non stop sneezing today and when he lies down to sleep he is gagging? what should i do?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Symptom care: Most of your issues are likely a viral cold with a secondary ear infection. The antibiotics very likely won't touch the cold symptoms. So symptom care is the only thing you can do. I have found that nose suctioning makes kids more angry than anything. However, taking the kid into a shower with you, as steamy as an be, for 10-15 minutes can help the snot flow out so they feel better and sleep bett.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Humidifier: And clean his nose with bulb suction. You can also use saline drops in his nose.

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