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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?

Acetaminophen: First make sure you're giving him the proper dose of ibuprofen (check the bottle). The dose should be weight based. You can also give acetaminophen (Tylenol) every 4 hrs. It does not interact with ibuprofen so you can give it right away and alternate with the ibuprofen which you can give every 6 hrs. ...Read more

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My 3 year old was given Amoxicillin 400 mg for an ear ache, I have a 7 month old that just started developing an ear ache. Can I give him some?

My 3 year old was given Amoxicillin 400 mg for an ear ache, I have a 7 month old that just started developing an ear ache. Can I give him some?

Earache: how can you tell if your 7 mos old has earache? If he cries & touches his ear, he could be teething, having actual earache or sore throat. It is not good to share medications, if he is febrile or acting sick take him to his pediatrician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Persistent cold and fever for 3yr old female child. Cold more than 2 months and fever more than 15 days with ear ache?

Persistent cold and fever for 3yr old female child. Cold more than 2 months and fever more than 15 days with ear ache?

Go see your doctor: Colds can last a long time during winter time, but a fever should not last that long. If your child is having daily fevers then your doctor needs to find the source of that infection! ...Read more

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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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My 37 year old is screaming with ear ache has been to two doctors today. Only gave her ear drops. What shall i do?

My 37 year old is screaming with ear ache has been to two doctors today. Only gave her ear drops. What shall i do?

Different/more meds.: I am not sure why he is having so much pain--inner ear infection usually not intensely painful. Swimmer's ear can be quite painful. I am not sure what drops he got, but must find out what is causing his his pain. There is "novacaine drops" which can help with pain fast. Tmj can also cause pain, so is shingle. Add motrin/tylenol which may help, and re-consult doc as soon as you need to. Good luck. ...Read more

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