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Is It Safe To Fly If My Child Has An Ear Infection
Yes: It is safe, but may be uncomfortable for your child to fly with an ear infection. You may want to give pain medication such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen prior to take off. A dose of a decongestant nose spray may also help; as always check with your doctor before giving any medication. If possible, changing your itinerary will allow your child's ear to heal before travel. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more
Yes and no: It is ok to fly in my opinion. Some of my colleagues may disagree. The child probably will experience pain when the plane descends. In some cases the eardrum may rupture. Pus will come out which may be frightening, but the eardrum will usually heal spontaneously and quickly with no long term consequences. Chewing gum or drinking water on the descent will help equalize the pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few months: Past expiration should not create a problem. Be sure you are using for the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
If a young child is put on medication for an ear infection, is it normal for the ear to drain mucus?
Possibly: If the ear drum has ruptured from the ear infection - which is not uncommon.. Then yes you would see drainage from the ear. If there is a rupture (typically very small - pinpoint), it will heal within a week. The medication (i presume an antibiotic) did not cause the drainage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a young child is put on oral medication for an ear infection, is it normal for the ear to drain out stuff?
My son is 2 and was prescribed amoxicillin for an ear infection. Is it possible that the antibiotic is causing him to have nightmares?
I've never seen it: I've never had it reported in > 3 decades of practice. On the other hand, the discomfort of an ear infection often leads to sleep issues that improve as the kid improves. Picture you trying to sleep if you have a tooth ache, you may be able to fall asleep if exhausted but will likely have difficulty settling most of the time. ...Read more
See a doctor: Only a physician can prescribe the appropriate antibiotics after taking your mother's medical history and examining her. ...Read more
Our baby is to have a hindu ear piercing ceremony when she turns 1 with a 22k gold needle. Is it safe should it be sterilized? Any infections to worry
No: Wait until the infection is resolved.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tattoos: The United States food and drug administration (fda) does not regulate tattoos leaving the burden of tattoo safety and regulations up to individual cities and states. Some of the risks that come with getting a tattoo are infection at the site of the tattoo, allergic reaction to the tattoo dye, the spread of disease such as HIV and hepatitis c, granulomas and keloid formation. No tattoos! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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