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Should I Send My Child To School With An Earache
Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more
Common story: Some ear infection germs multiply rapidly.They can cause buildup of pressure behind the ear drum which can break the thin tissue of the ear drum.Once the drum breaks, blood and pus can enter the ear canal and the kid usually has some immediate improvement in the pain. There are other possible causes of the bleeding, so you need to have her seen and the cause sorted out/treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have an ear ache and I start school on wensday of next week how do I get rid of this pain in time?
Get the Pain Fixed: The pain is to get you to act, before complications occur. Ear pain is usually from pressure against the ear drum, from the inside pressing out, in a middle ear infection, or from serious infection in the external ear canal (the part that you reach with your little finger) see a physician and get treated now. Antibiotic pills or drops depending on cause. Prevent your ear drum from perforating! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colds, theething, OM: When kids get colds it is common to have ear aches due to flid building up in the middle ear, also when babies are teething they may develop ear aches. And you have otitis media, an infection of the middle ear again commonly caused by viruses and bacteria. Changes of pressure from road trips or air travel are also common. ...Read more
That Depends...: Depends on what's causing it. Ear aches can come from teething, middle ear infection, tooth grinding, swimmer's ear, foreign bodies (never underestimate the curiosity of children in placing things in their ears--or the ears of others!), and a host of other causes. A proper diagnosis is the first step toward effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope: Don't do it. Have the earache checked out by a doctor to determine the cause. Most earaches in 3 yr olds involve the middle ear, so anything one put in the outer ear canal wouldn't help anyway. Even if the problem is in the outer ear, don't use eye medications in the ear. No shortcut here. Get the proper medicine and use it according to doctor's instructions. Hope the little one feels better soon. ...Read more
Warm olive oil: A few drops in the external ear canal may give temporary pain relief for an internal ear infection(just make sure it is not hot, test it on yourself first), a few drops of vinegar in the ear canal will help with swimmer's ear (outer ear infection). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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