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My 6 yr old had fever for days and now draining liquid from his ears. Please help?

My 6 yr old had fever for days and now draining liquid from his ears. Please help?

Go to doctor: Sounds like possible perforated eardrum, or something else. Especially with several days of fever(>100.4f) and the need for more information to correctly help you, this forum is not recommended- i strongly advise you go to your pcp or an urgent care center to have your son evaluated. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old lymph node by her ear has been swollen for mnths. She took 6 wks of antibiotics from her pediatrician and its still there. suggestions?

My 4 yr old lymph node by her ear has been swollen for mnths.  She took 6 wks of antibiotics from her pediatrician and its still there.  suggestions?

If she has no fever: and no other enlarged lymph nodes or other symptoms, I would agree with her pediatrician. Sometimes we do order lab work, such as a CBC just to be sure and if that is also normal, again, I would just have it rechecked by the pediatrician the next time she is there. ...Read more

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My 6 year old daughter has had fluid in her ears and chronic cough for 4 months she's getting tubes inserted next week. Will this help the cough too?

My 6 year old daughter has had fluid in her ears and chronic cough for 4 months she's getting tubes inserted next week. Will this help the cough too?

No: During the procedure, old thick fluid is removed and the tube inserted, which acts as an open window in the drum, allowing air in and mucous to drain out. As the middle ear drys out, hearing improves and infection risk declines.Whatever is triggering the cough can aggravate the ear fluid problem, but fixing the ear issue doesn't effect the cough. ...Read more

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My 1 year old daghter has had a cough and runny nose with green mucus for 6 days i took her too the doctor she's. Still sick what should I do.

My 1 year old daghter has had a cough and runny nose with green mucus for 6 days i took her too the doctor she's. Still sick what should I do.

Take her back: Obviously whatever treatment they gave her did not work completely, call the doctor and let them know she is still sick. Also try using a saline nasal spray to help her congestion. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has had dark hard wax coming out if his ear for the past 2 weeks he also had an ear infection and was on antib- should I worry?

My 6 month old baby has had dark hard wax coming out if his ear for the past 2 weeks he also had an ear infection and was on antib- should I worry?

Not to worry: It is great the hard wax is coming out of his ears on its own ! finish the antibiotics and follow up with your pediatrician as scheduled . If you are still concerned , address this at follow up ...Read more

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My 6 month baby is on anti for ear infection and he had water in his ear now he has dark brown waxy stuff coming out for a few days how can I dry this?

My 6 month baby is on anti for ear infection and he had water in his ear now he has dark brown waxy stuff coming out for a few days how can I dry this?

SUPPURATIVE OTITIS: Media: so there is rupture of the ear drum with the pus coming out from the meddle ear. This relieves pain. Make sure the nose is not blocked. Continue antibiotic, then go for a follow up appointment. ...Read more

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My six year old daughter has been on antibiotics over 48hours and started running a fever over 101 and she says her head hurts. Should I take her back in? Given antibiotics for sinus infection but has been getting stuff up when coughing. She has a hist

My six year old daughter has been on antibiotics over 48hours and started running a fever over 101 and she says her head hurts.  Should I take her back in?  Given antibiotics for sinus infection but has been getting stuff up when coughing.  She has a hist

Good question!: Many of us think fever after 72 hours is when you should check back in for more advice. If Tylenol (acetaminophen) controls the headache & fever, continue it. Ibuprofen causes GI upset, esp. in kids and taken with food, and should only be used an hour or so after Tylenol (acetaminophen) has not made your kid comfortable. (no pain, and a comfortable temp are the goal, not necessarily no fever at all). Get seen fast, if no help ...Read more

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My 3 year old has had a cold and ear infection. Doctor gave her antibiotic 6 days ago. Last 2 nights has started running fever again. Any advice?

My 3 year old has had a cold and ear infection. Doctor gave her antibiotic 6 days ago. Last 2  nights has started running fever again. Any advice?

Fever high or not?: Hello. If the temperature is 100.5 or less, i would not be too concerned. Finish the antibiotic course as directed by your doctor. If the temperature is greater than 100.5 and your child has poor appetite or your notice fluid drainage from the affected ear you should take her back to the doctor. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old son has a middle ear infection. He now has a brownish liquid coming out of his infected ear. Should i be concerned? He's on antibiotics.

My 4 yr old son has a middle ear infection. He now has a brownish liquid coming out of his infected ear. Should i be concerned? He's on antibiotics.

Maybe: The liquid you see could be wax, or it could be a drainage from the infected ear. If he has been on antibiotics for more than 3 days, if there is pain or fever, or if the liquid does not go away in 24-48 hrs, he should be reexamined by the doctor. ...Read more

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My 2yr old son has had a tummy ache for 3 days now. No fever. He did vomit yesterday, once. Low appetite and clingy. Best ways to ease his pain?

Many possibilities: Abdominal pain for a 3 year old has many causes, starting with a viral or bacterial infection of stomach, and intestines, constipation, uriany tract infection, food poisoning, lead poisoning, allergies to name a few. Also it could be stress-related. If it does not resolve on its own in a few days, i would suggest that he needs to be seen by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son has an ear infection has tubes in ears Got started on antibiotics 5 days ago and started running a fever of 101.4 wats wrong??

My 4 year old son has an ear infection has tubes in ears Got started on antibiotics 5 days ago and started running a fever of 101.4 wats wrong??

He probably has a: viral infection. Viruses aren't treated by antibiotics, so he can still develop a viral infection despite being on the ear infection treatment. Continue the antibiotics, give him acetaminophen or ibuprofen and lots of fluids and if the fever continues, please see his doctor. ...Read more

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My 5 yr old the past 6 months he has had reoccurring upper respiratory, cough and high fever.. Steroids and amoxicillin twice now back now? What now

My 5 yr old the past 6 months he has had  reoccurring upper respiratory, cough and  high fever.. Steroids and amoxicillin twice now back now? What now

Mgt: If he is growing and otherwise well, his respiratory illnesses should resolve within about 10 days. The antibiotic will not treat a viral infection, but his PCP may have diagnosed an ear infection or other problem. If he has recurrent wheezing with respiratory infections, a plan for the use of a bronchodilator and steroids can be outlined. Virtual appointments can be booked online. ...Read more

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What can I give my 7 old son for his fever after he has been vomiting throughout the day?

What can I give my 7 old son for his fever after he has been vomiting throughout the day?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and water: Children's tylenol (acetaminophen) is good to for fevers. Make sure he drinks plenty of liquid as children with small body masses are prone to dehydration. ...Read more

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My 6 year old has a fever of 103. Gave her some ibuprofen about 20 min ago and now her temperature is 102. What else can I do to get her fever down?

My 6 year old  has a fever of 103. Gave her some ibuprofen about 20 min ago and now her temperature is 102. What else can I do to get her fever down?

Fever: Fever is a reaction of body to infection/inflammation. Fever reducers takes time to bring the temperature down and if fever high grade may not come to normal body tempertaure. Luke warm bath or cool wash cloth can be used for high fever 103/104 f along with fever reducers for high fevers one can alternate tylenol/motrin every 4 hours. Motrin recommended for a 6 month old infant. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my 4 year old has had a bad cough and now she's breaking out in hives?

Need help docs! my 4 year old has had a bad cough and now she's breaking out in hives?

Needs evaluation: Bad cough, breaking out in hives, you should take your 4 year old to have an examination by a physician. ...Read more