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My 3 years child is suffering from ear pain. He is complaining pain in left ear after every 3 to 4 hours. Kindly suggests ear drops?

My 3 years child is suffering from ear pain.  He is complaining pain in left ear after every 3 to 4 hours.  Kindly suggests ear drops?

Look in the ear first: You can buy a cheap otoscope at the pharmacy and looked directly in the ear at the eardrum. For a three-year-old I would wonder first of all do they have an infection. Then I would have a question of a foreign body. So I suggest you don't put anything in his ear until you know what the air looks like. ...Read more

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Child ear pain?

Child ear pain?

Ear Pain Child: Ear pain is extremely common in childhood and although it is distressing, is usually caused by a minor infection that will resolve on its own.

It can be VERY painful, due to pressure inside the ear drum so treating with pain killers like paracetamol +/- ibuprofen is the main treatment.

If fevers and pain are ongoing for more than 3 days, then we sometimes advise antibiotics. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child is 3.8 yrs has adenoids & ear pain. has been advised ear & adenoid surgery. pls suggest medicine?

What do you suggest if my child is 3.8 yrs has adenoids & ear pain. has been advised ear & adenoid surgery. pls suggest medicine?

Talk to his doctor: Frequent ear infections such as more than 6 times/year may be an indication for T &A (tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy), particularly if he has hearing loss due to the frequent ear infection. For each episode of infection, an antibiotics such as Amoxicillin should work, if not, a very high dose Amoxicillin could be tried. At any rate, I think yuou need to discuss this issue with your child's doctor ...Read more

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Child had tonsils and adenoids out and now has horrible ear pain, what to do?

Child had tonsils and adenoids out and now has horrible ear pain, what to do?

Expected after T+A: Your ears often hurt after the tonsils have been removed. Spasm of some of the throat muscles (which head up towards the ears, confusing the patient about where the pain is really coming from). Chewing gum or gummy candies can really help. Motrin is now permitted for most patients after surgery and can help too. It should go away within a week. ...Read more

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Child has ear pain that last a few seconds but several times a day ENT says no infection but a hole in ear drum. So what can cause that pain?

Child has ear pain that last a few seconds but several times a day ENT says no infection but a hole in ear drum.  So what can cause that pain?

multiple sources: The nerve branch that supplies the ear drum is part if the verve that supplies the jaw joint and teeth. Many times there are crossover messages between these structures where the person senses the issue as the ear but the issuew is somewhere else. It is so common we have a medical code for it for the records. Most of these respond to antiinflamatory medications like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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My child ear pain ped said swim ear not full infec scribed cipro-hc otic in the past mom bad reac turned in2 a gluelike paste worried to start script?

My child ear pain ped said swim ear not full infec scribed cipro-hc otic in the past mom  bad reac turned in2 a gluelike paste worried to start script?

External otitis: Make sure to keep the drops at the proper temperature. Swirl them gently before applying . If the canal is too full of thick debris for the drops to go in, an ear nose and throat doctor (ENT) can suction out the pus and even place a cotton wick into the ear canal. Usually this is not necessary, but can provide relief for severe infections. ...Read more

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36 yo female with right ear pain for 2 days (no fever, drainage or other symptoms). History of ear infections as adult and child. I take azathioprine for crohn's. Should i go to doctor or wait?

36 yo female with right ear pain for 2 days (no fever, drainage or other symptoms). History of ear infections as adult and child. I take azathioprine for crohn's. Should i go to doctor or wait?

Any hearing loss: The first question i ask a patient with ear ache (otalgia) is if there is any hearing loss associated with pain. If there is no hearing loss and particularly if the pain is in front of the ear, i would be thinking tmd. This could be joint disease, muscle spasm or referred pain to the side of the face (ear) from dental disease as the other reviewer suggested. ...Read more

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My daughter is complaining of ear pain. She also has a cough. What can I do?

My daughter is complaining of ear pain. She also has a cough. What can I do?

Seek an evaluation: The kid sounds like her cold has lead to fluid accumulation in her ear. Germs from the throat will sometimes enter through the Eustachian tube and cause a pus laden ear infection. If so it will likely get worse for a while & more painful.Ibuprofen and a heating pad over the painful ear can give temporary relief, but she should be seen. ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter is complaining of ear pain but she does not have a fever?

My 4 year old daughter is complaining of ear pain but she does not have a fever?

Origin of pain: A 4 year old should be able to tell you where the pain is coming from. If it is from outside ear & pain increases if you tug on the ear it is a canal issue like swimmers ear=no fever. If it is from inside it may not be infected at all. Pain is produced when the ear drum stretches. This can happen if sucked in, like in an airplane ride, or pushed out with infection. An exam is needed to sort it out ...Read more

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We got a swimming pool last week and now my 9yo is complaining of ear pain when he pushes on his ear. It's saturday so any home remedies? Or call doc?

We got a swimming pool last week and now my 9yo is complaining of ear pain when he pushes on his ear. It's saturday so any home remedies? Or call doc?

Remedy swimmer's ear: Place a few drops of white vinegar in the ear. This will help lower the pH back to normal making the ear canal less hospitable for the bacteria that grow in a wet ear. To keep this from happening place a few drops of rubbing alcohol in each ear after swimming. Alcohol displaces water from the ear canal & then rapidly evaporates at body temperature effectively drying the ear. ...Read more

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18YO daughter complaining about acute ear pain after cleaning ear with peroxide because it felt plugged. Need to be seen or will this resolve?

18YO daughter complaining about acute ear pain after cleaning ear with peroxide because it felt plugged. Need to be seen or will this resolve?

She should be seen: if the pain continues. If she irrigated her ear, it may be irritated, causing the pain, or some of the wax may be adherent to her ear drum, causing pain. However, she also could have an infection, so it's best to have her examined to be sure. ...Read more

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3 yo was wiggling when i cleaned her ear. She cried i stopped. She complained of ear pain last night. i found blood today. Her hearing is fine. ?

3 yo was wiggling when i cleaned her ear. She cried i stopped. She complained of ear pain last night. i found blood today. Her hearing is fine. ?

Ear canal delicate: The ear canal is where wax collects, and we as parents want to get it out! But we should only use strategies that DON'T involve inserting something into the ear--even if it's very soft. Products like Debrox are a more gentle way to clean the ear. To be sure there was no damage to other structures, recommend you have your Pediatrician look in the ear. ...Read more

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I get occasional ear pain in and behind my ear and I cant hear well when people are in font of me and across the table had fluid in my ear when baby?

I get occasional ear pain in and behind my ear and I cant hear well when people are in font of me and across the table had fluid in my ear when baby?

Acoustic neuroma?: Could be a benign growth on the nerve to your eardrum from trauma or previous infections. Best to see an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist. ...Read more

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9 year old complaining of jaw/ear pain? Has strange bony growth in mouth and says pain goes from cheek up to ear. What can cause this?

See Doc ASAP: The bony growth is concerning. The pain suggests that nerve involvement has occurred. There are a number of things that possible and some are quite scary. A physician can help determine to possibilities, as well as what is most likely. I would your child seen today. ...Read more

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Had bad mucous filled cough for weeks. Last night she complained of ear pain. Is garlic mullein oil as effective as amoxicillin?She had c diff b4.

Had bad mucous filled cough for weeks. Last night she complained of ear pain. Is garlic mullein oil as effective as amoxicillin?She had c diff b4.

Unfortunately, no: Risk of middle ear infection increases during the process of resolving upper respiratory viral illness. However, infection is not the only cause of ear pain. A good physical examination with experienced pediatrician that knows your daughter is needed. For true otitis media, there is no substitute for antibiotics. If prescribed, ask for advice on how to prevent recurrence of c diff (eg yogurt) ...Read more