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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

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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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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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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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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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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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My 4 year old daughter is complaining of ear ache she has a fever but is strangely scratching her head?

Doctor: Should be examined by the pediatrician to determine if the ear is infected.The scratching is her response to her discomfort. ...Read more

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Ear ache complaint, shaking, slight fever, all in a3 year old who is taking bacterium?

Ear ache complaint, shaking, slight fever, all in a3 year old who is taking bacterium?

? Bactrim?: Have a pediatrician see the baby. This could be a very serious ear infection which is not responding to this antibiotic. Although not as likely, this sulfonamide containing antibiotic has a high frequency of allergies associated with its use. Get the 3 year old checked asap. ...Read more

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