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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 1 more doctor answer
Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...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
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?
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
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
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 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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