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How Soon Can My Child Return To School With Ear Infection
When comfortable: If the ear infection seemed to occur independently of other symptoms (no cough, significant nasal drainage, etc.) then they are unlikely to be a high risk of passing infection to others. The limiting factor is going to be their comfort. If they are not requiring pain medication or feverish, they can probably return to school without significant concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
24hrs of rx: Scarlet fever is no more worrisome than regular strep throat & return to school after a full 24 hrs on meds is considered adequate. Scarlet fever is an archaic term that arose when it was a scary & lengthy febrile illness before we had penicillin. Now it simply refers to the red rash some strains will have. The newer term is scarletina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hearing & Ear Infect: Fluid may persists for weeks after an ear infection -- 60% clear by 4 weeks, 75% clear by 8 weeks, and 95% clear by 12 weeks after infection. Gently, trying blowing your nose, hoping to clear your ears. Taking an oral decongestant may help, but "clearing" the ears with valsalva (popping the ears) maneuvers works best. It should not hurt, and may not clear with each attempt. Keep trying. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: If your daughter is being treated with antibiotics and the infection is getting better, she may not be contagious. It's best to discuss this with the treating physician who diagnosed and advised treatment for this. ...Read more
Depends on severity: A few days, at the least until the fever is gone. If the child is really sick, keep them home until the fever is gone and they are able to drink and eat reasonably well. Otherwise you will probably see that they are sent back home from school. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on situation: You are contagious for 6 days from the first fever (for flu).The pneumonia may sap your strength more but is less contagious. You could spread the flu to all your co-workers if you went back too soon. You may feel better sooner than 6 days out but i can't advise a early return.Think about a flu shot every season in september. ...Read more
Enough to need it: Tonsils & adenoids grow faster than the kids until about 8 when they slow/stop but the kid continues. Big is normal and some snoring is normal. They will sometimes get tonsil infections. Unless the kid develops sleep apnea or has 5+ strep infections/yr s/he will grow past any issues. You can often never get these kids approved by the insurers for surgery until they meet these criteria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you get a middle ear fungal infection after serous otitis media has cleared out? And how long is safe to let it set as my ENT appointment is march
Yes: With serous otitis, clear fluid in the middle ear space has not drained properly and pressure causes the eardrum to bulge. After drainage, fluid left can become infected. Fungal infections are unusual. If you are concerned, see you ENT asap. If you cannot see him/her within next 48-72 hours, see a primary care doctor. If fever/chills, nausea/vomiting, extreme ear/head/jaw pain go to emergency dept. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why keep out ?: Unless your school has a restriction on fever or the kid is too sickly to benefit, there is no reason a kid with a simple ear infection should be kept out of school. If they are fever free and can sit still to watch their favorite TV show they can go to school. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When should I have to go to the er, with an ear infection? Should i give the antibiotics more time?
Most : Most ear infections can be seen in the doctor's office setting, call an otolaryngologist, i.e. Also known as an ear, nose and throat or ENT doctor. Most can be managed with a decongestant and/or antibiotics, depending on an examination of the ear. There are two types of ear infections: otitis media, also known as a middle ear infection, occuring in the area between the eardrum or tympanic membrane and the inner ear, including a duct known as the eustachian tube. The other is otitis externa, also known as "swimmer's ear", which is usually a fungal or bacterial infection of the ear canal and may become painful and/or tender to touch. In rare cases, when the patient is a elderly diabetic or on immunosuppression, including steroids, a more severe type of outer ear infection, known as malignant otitis externa can be life threatening with progressive bacterial infection of the external auditory canal, extending into the mastoid sinus and into the base of the skull and is caused by a virulent and difficult to treat bacteria, pseudomonas aerugenosia. If in doubt, you can go to the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very quickly: It should return very quickly with proper treatment. ...Read more
I'm curious my brother might have upper respiratory infection how many days or weeks does it take to go away.? And what can he do to get better faster
If from bacteria: While bacteria commonly are the culprits causing an ear infection, the most common cause is actually a viral infection. If it is bacterial, which is more common in infants and small children, antibiotics will indeed cure it. But it can take up to 8-12 weeks to get entirely back to normal. Even after the infection clears, thee can be fluid that persists that will very gradually resolve in that time ...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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