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3 year old had ear ache last night no fever. Better today. Heavy eye mucus. Should i take her to doctor?

3 year old had ear ache last night no fever. Better today. Heavy eye mucus. Should i take her to doctor?

Doctors visit: It is a good idea to take your child to the doctor. He may have ear and eye involvement that may need treatment. ...Read more

Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Earache (Definition)

An earache can be a sharp, dull, or burning pain in one or both ears. The pain may ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a bad ear ache, probably an ear infection. It's late in the evening. What can I give him besides ibuprofen?

My 3 year old has a bad ear ache, probably an ear infection.  It's late in the evening. What can I give him besides ibuprofen?

Comfort measures: A heating pad on a low setting can be held by the child on the side of his head that hurts. Often the brain senses the heat & it lessens the intensity of their pain. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Once
Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
Once
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My 5 year old has been waking up with an ear ache for the past 3 days?

My 5 year old has been waking up with an ear ache for the past 3 days?

Pain relief: At 5 a kid 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. ...Read more

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My 11 year old has an ear ache.

My 11 year old has an ear ache.

You need..: ...To ask a specific question. There are many causes for ear ache, and without information it's difficult to give you any useful help. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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How do I treat an ear ache due to having a cold in a 10 year old?

How do I treat an ear ache due to having a cold in a 10 year old?

Warm compresses: Try putting warm compresses (microwaved damp washcloth) on the ear, and have the child lay on that side. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
Once
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4 year old with ear ache she has a ear ach and is draining blood from the ear

4 year old with ear ache she has a ear ach and is draining blood from the ear

See pediatrician: She may need referral to an ENT specialist for placement of tubes. ...Read more

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