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How Do You Treat An Ear Infection On A 5yr Old
Pediatrician: If your child is otherwise healthy, you may consider observation and rest as most ear infections in children resolve spontaneously. Antibiotics are often used unnecesarily for ear infections in children, resulting in community problems of antibiotic resistance. But if your child has high fever, vomiting or the pus is draining from the ear, you should take the child to a pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 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
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 40lbs 5yr old was given a dosage of 12.5 ml twice a day of liquid amoxicillin (400mg/5ml) for ear infection. is this correct?
Max dose: That is the maximum recommended dose for your child's weight, age and reason for using the medication. If you have any further concerns, please be sure to discuss with treating provider. Hope your child is better soon. Dr R ...Read more
I have a 2.5 year old who had tubes put in June of 2015, after an ear infection 2 weeks ago the one ear is now bleeding. should I be worried?
Yes: you need to take her to be seen, by her Pediatrician or ENT. It seems that she is otherwise fine, but you need to be sure that everything is just fine with her external and middle ear on that side. Kindly plug that ear until you get to see her doctor, wish you both wellness ...Read more
My 5yr old is prone to ear infections. Could swimming increase his chances of gettin them? At his age would tubes still be a possibility, consult ENT?
Different issues: The middle ear otitis that benefits from tubes is different from the canal infections that come with swimming. Middle ear infections are head size related and fade as the kids eustachian tubes enlarge with age. Swimmer's ear is related to time in the pool and retention of water after swimming. Remove the water and end the problem.Tubes would have no benefit. ...Read more
Hearing loss: If your child's hearing is starting to get worse from the infections, it may be time for tubes. Of course, if someone smokes in the house, getting rid of smoke might be all you need. And this is rarely a consideration for 5-year-olds, but drinking while lying flat on one's back is also a risk factor for otitis media. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 year old gets ear infections every 2-3 mnths, and now she has ringing. My sister and her son have cholesteatomas. Can those be seen with otoscope?
3.5 year old son who got over an ear infection now has a perforated ear drum involving 60%. What is the likelihood of healing on its own? Get patch?
See ENT: With 60% involvement, it is unlikely to heal up by itself. I would urge you to contact your ENT to see what he/she thinks. ...Read more
My 1yr old keeps having ear infections just 2wks ago we treated her.. Is there something im doing at home that causes a reacurance? Water, diging, etc
My 9 month old was just diagnosed with a double ear infection and a sinus infection at the same time. Is this common and how is it treated?
My 7 mth old hd an ear infection in may, she was treated with antibiotic , it's august n i'm seein similar symptoms, tugging on her ear and screaming?
My 3 yr old has had a runny nose on and off for about 3 months now she did have an ear infection but was treated with antibiotic. What do I do now?
Is there any other way to treat a one year old that has had 4 ear infections in 3 months other than ear tubes?
Maybe: Is the child in daycare with lots of other kids? This can increase risk of exposure to viruses and infections. Is there smoking in the home or car (even if child isn't in the room at the time)? Same thing. You can try saline mist to the nostrils a few times a day to help rinse away bugs and allergens. Also, you can try xylitol 4-5x a day for the child to see if that helps. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 6 year old was treated for strep and ear infection on friday, feb 22 with amoxicillin. On feb 27, he had 103 degree fever. Again now too. Why?
6mo old cutting front four teeth and just treated for double ear infections..could shaking head side to side be considered a normal reaction to either?
Reevaluate: Sensory stimulus causing your child to try to clear ears. Have Pediatrician take a look. Also, as teeth are erupting, time to schedule with a Pediatric Dental Specialist. ...Read more
Is 1st approach to treat enlarge adenoid in kids is surgery? 3yrs old never had ear infection, snoring, or breath thru mouth. Has gred since birth.
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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