A 32-year-old member asked:
my daughter has bad earache.whats the best to help it?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Cindy Juster answered
35 years experience Pediatrics
See the doctor.: Earache can be caused by middle ear infection, ear canal infection, eustachian tube dysfunction, or even referred pain from a sore throat. Please take her to the doctor for examination and diagnosis;each of the above causes is treated differently. If Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can keep the pain under control until tomorrow am, see the doctor then; if not, take her in today.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Mark Diamond answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
See the doctor: Read dr juster's note. For pain, if there are no tubes or ear draining, take some mineral or olive oil. Warm it to the touch, not hot.Put 2-3 drops in the painful ear , add a heating pad for a few minutes. The pain almost always resolves. This is not a cure, so see the doctor.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Glenn Kaye answered
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hair Dryer: In a pinch, blowing a hair dryer (gentle setting) on the ear will make it feel better. But it's not a substitute for having an ear doctor examine the ear and make a positive diagnosis.
Answered on Apr 30, 2015
Dr. Robert Knox answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bad Earache: Analgesics to start. If pain persists, go see her doctor. Both ear infections and teeth grinding may cause bad earaches. An exam will tell which one. If ear infections are recurrent, that is more than six episodes in one year, ear tubes are best answer. Go see her pediatrician first.
Answered on May 17, 2016
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER answered
37 years experience Pediatrics
See a doctor: Ear pain can be caused by various things- middle ear infections, swimmer's ear, blocked eustachian tubes (feels like you can't pop your ears), excessive wax, or referred pain from the jaw, a tooth, or inflamed lymph node in the neck. See your child's pediatrician to find out the cause.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
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