A female asked:
My 8 year old girl has had a ear ache and head ache for two weeks now shes had antibiotic two weeks ago why is she still in pain?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: The 1st antibiotic used for an ear infection has a failure rate of 5% or more depending on which studies you read. A recheck is standard for any ear infection, but really needed when the problem does not improve.The ear drum and teeth also share a common nerve supply so sometimes ear pain can be a tooth/jaw issue. I would schedule a visit to sort this out.
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Last updated Apr 23, 2016
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