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What are some treatments or remedies that can soothe and ear infection?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Pain relief: An infant or child can benefit from Ibuprofen in proper doses every 6-8 hours. Letting them snuggle with a heating pad at low heat can sometimes diffuse the pain .Persistence in discomfort after 3 days is worth an evaluation for purulent otitis which requires abx for proper healing. Untreated otitis may self heal or go on to chronic mastoid disease & hearing loss.

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