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Does My Baby Need Antibiotics If He Has An Ear Infection
Define "infection": The presence of middle ear fluid is a common finding in infancy and studies find as many as 40% have it for up to 3 months without invasion by germs. Some infants get a mild viral middle ear infection that self clears in about 3 days & no meds are needed. When the process involves germs that turn middle ear fluid to pus, which the doc can see on exam, it will need antibiotics. ...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
See a doctor: Only a physician can prescribe the appropriate antibiotics after taking your mother's medical history and examining her. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Babies tug their ears for many reasons, mostly because they are there and are easy to reach! but if the baby pulls her ears at the same time she has a fever or acts sick, then have your doctor look at the ears to see if there is an ear infection present. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Most ent's would prefer to have an angry active infection treated for a while to calm it down before putting in tubes. It is also quite difficult to do if the ear infection has produced a hole in the ear drum where the tube is supposed to go. All these issues are best analysed by the doc considering the procedure. Sometimes, the operation can proceed as scheduled. ...Read more
My son sounds like if he has a sore throat but the doctor said he has an ear infection what can I give him?
My son has an ear infection. The doctors have prescribed him with amoxicillin. How do I know that it has cleared as it has effected his hearing?
Visualization: Following a typical course of antibiotics for an ear infection, follow up in 2-4 weeks so your provider can look at the ear drums with an otoscope is important. At times, the infection will clear enough to not produce symptoms, but fluid will remain (this tends to get re-infected). In general, ppeople on the correct medication will start to feels relief from their symptoms within 2-3 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can't: Short answer: you can't. If they complain of pain, it is possible, but even that might be misleading. (it might be from something else and just feels like it is from their ear.) ear infections don't always need treated, either. Sometimes, you're actually better off waiting as it might do just fine without an antibiotic. The only way to know for sure is to have it checked; we'll talk about options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Babies / toddlers pull at their ears for many reasons, including ear infections. But unlike the sensory nerves on the outside of our bodies, the pain and sensory nerves on the inside (including the ear) are vague for location. The nerves that go to the ear also go to the teeth, the throat and tonsil area, among other places. The most common cause for ear-pulling is teething. If in doubt, see ped. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will amoxicillin treat pink eye if it is bacterial? My 5 year old has an ear infection accompanied by her eyes now oozing green. Wasn't sure if amoxic
My 6 month old bub was prescribed kenacomb otic ear drop and keflor anti for his ear infection that he has had for a while will this clear it &howsoon?
My son is 16 months old, has had 4 ear infections, and is not talking. Does he need to see an ENT or is a hearing evaluation enough?
If middle ear fluid: persists between bouts of otitis media, middle ear infection, it can cause some conductive hearing loss, but not persistent Expressive Language Delay after it clears spontaneously or by surgery. He needs an ENT exam, an accurate hearing test & developmental evaluation by CA's Early Intervention Program. Find your local EI on http://www.dds.ca.gov/EarlyStart/docs/EarlyStart_InformationPacket.pdf. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yeast n urine infection before.husband didn't get checked out,I'm + he has an infection now,what anti should he take? will it prevent conception?
Yeast infection: A yeast infection can be passed back and forth by sexual partners and both partners should be treated with antiyeast cream before resuming intercourse. These yeast infections don't involve the urinary bladder usually and,if there is a true bladder infection of the female,it has to be treated with antibacterial medications as well. Discuss this with your physician to see if he/she agrees. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HELP my two month old had milk go inside his ear . will that cause him.to have or get an ear infection?!?!!??
Examine the eardrum: The hallmark of an acute middle ear infection (acute otitis media, or aom) is sudden onset of pain in the ear, sometimes with a fever or stuffy nose. The pain tends to be worse during the night hours and while lying down. In babies, the first sign may be obviously worse sleep. Your doctor can examine the ear and tell you if your baby has the fluid and redness in the ear that signal an infection. ...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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