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Can a toddler perforate eardrum from brother screaming loud into it? He didn't bleed or cry. He also has tubes in his ear. Just worried it was loud.

Can a toddler perforate eardrum from brother screaming loud into it? He didn't bleed or cry. He also has tubes in his ear. Just worried it was loud.

No: If your infant has tubes, no loud noise will cause his eardrums to perforate, and specifically not the screaming of his sib. ...Read more

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My 21m toddler hit his head with a pole in the subway. He didn't cry. He was normal and active after. He vomits that day once then once 4 day later.

My 21m toddler hit his head with a pole in the subway. He didn't cry. He was normal and active after. He vomits that day once then once 4 day later.

ER care: Toddlers often dont show the same concussion symptoms as adults, if there has been vomiting that day and the following it could reflect a more serious concussion - though no individual advice can be given here - these circumstance would sugget not delaying getting medical care even if it means going to an er now. ...Read more

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How can I treat fluid build up in ears of toddler?

How can I treat fluid build up in ears of toddler?

Needs follow-up: Persistent middle ear effusion can lead to hearing defect and speech delay. If the condition continues over 12 weeks with hearing impairment, "tube" insertion is often considered. ...Read more

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Why does my toddler tap her ear?

Why does my toddler tap her ear?

Ear problem?: It can be earache, water in ear canal, too much wax in ear canal, teething, sores in mouth or just nothing. It can also be just congested nose. ...Read more

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My toddler has had a fever for 2 days pedi said ears had fluid but nothing else he was fine during the day and at night temp is back up what's wrong?

My toddler has had a fever for 2 days pedi said ears had fluid but nothing else he was fine during the day and at night temp is back up what's wrong?

Depends: Your toddler might have a virus that is causing the fever. Most ear infections are caused by viruses and your child's symptoms can be controlled by tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. I would say if your child's symptoms are not getting better then they might need re-evaluation by their doctor. Ear infections with high fevers sometimes require antibiotics for treatment. ...Read more

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What should i give my toddler for an ear infection?

What should i give my toddler for an ear infection?

Poss antibiotics: many ear infections require antibiotics, but some are viral if your child is in pain use motrin or tylenol, (acetaminophen) and try some warm oil in the ear canal held in with some cotton if your child is in severe pain or has a high fever, them seek medical care ...Read more

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Need antibiotic for toddler ear infection?

Need antibiotic for toddler ear infection?

Antibiotics: Prescription antibiotics for children are best managed by a local pediatrician who can perform an in-person exam and determine the appropriate treatment course. This is not only in the best interest of your child, but for the general public as well. ...Read more

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What cause lymph nodes to enlarge behind a toddler's ear?

What cause lymph nodes to enlarge behind a toddler's ear?

All sorts of things: This can mean something as simple as a bug bite near the area or local skin irritation to a body reaction to a vaccination. The nodes in the neck and around the back of the skull are not buried in tissue like they are in the rest of the body, so they are easily noticed.They are the bodies serum cleaners and react when stimulated.They grow and become sensitive when working and shrink as they finish ...Read more

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Are there any recomended steps for relieving pain and discomfort when a toddler suffers from glue ear?

Are there any recomended steps for relieving pain and discomfort when a toddler suffers from glue ear?

??PAIN??: I doubt that any toddler has significant pain with glue ear.That is defined by the presence of fluid in the middle ear space. You only get pain with significant pressure like you have with infection.You can get a muffled feeling like when you need to pop your ears after a flight.Toddlers can have fluid for months without symptoms. Either way, ibuprofen can help with discomfort. ...Read more

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Could my toddler not urinating be due to ear infection?

Could my toddler not urinating be due to ear infection?

Possibly: If your child has an ear infection and a high fever and is sweating a lot or if he is not drinking very much because he feels unwell, this can lead to dehydration which can cause low urine output. Or it could be unrelated, so you should check with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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My toddler has had ear tubes for over a year now. We just came back from the beach and she has some discharge and a foul smell in one. Is this bad?

My toddler has had ear tubes for over a year now. We just came back from the beach and she has some discharge and a foul smell in one. Is this bad?

? Infection: of external ear, usually tubes fall within 6 months, but some tend not to fall or get retained, your child needs to be examined make sure the tubes have fallen, and no active infection ...Read more

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I was cleaning my toddler's ear when she started crying and saying it hurts.. That night when she's already sleeping i checked her ear and saw blood?

I was cleaning my toddler's ear when she started crying and saying it hurts.. That night when she's already sleeping i checked her ear and saw blood?

Likely scraped wall: The ear wax is created in the outer half of the canal and will fall out if left alone. Whatever you can scoop out with your fingernail under direct vision is fine to move. Otherwise, leave the ear alone. Any swab or q-tip placed in the canal can & will scrape the wall & make it bleed occasionally. It will also push the wax in so far it will never pack the ear drum.A visit can confirm the injury. ...Read more

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How to bring down swelling, on a toddler eye lid from a masquito bite also on the ear tooo?

How to bring down swelling, on a toddler eye lid from a masquito bite also on the ear tooo?

It will pass: I find a dose of diphenhydramine (benadryl) can sometimes help if there is some associated itching. Most toddlers won't let you do much. If you just monitor the area for signs of infection (unusual) it will pass in the next day or two.You'll get a few concerned looks from strangers but that is the worst of it. ...Read more

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Toddler was in a bath and got water in one of her ears. She immediately started crying but quickly stopped. It was a sharp pain. Why?

Toddler was in a bath and got water in one of her ears. She immediately started crying but quickly stopped. It was a sharp pain. Why?

Crying toddler: it is hard for bath water that splashes the face to get into the ear canal that is as small in diameter as a toddler's. With a cry that stopped with quickly, my best guess is it scared her and as soon as she realized there was no pain she stopped crying. ...Read more

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My toddler woke up this morning with the top of his ear swollen and red. He doesnt act like it hurts but it is still swollen. What is it?

My toddler woke up this morning with the top of his ear swollen and red. He doesnt act like it hurts but it is still swollen. What is it?

Insect Bite: Swelling without accompanying pain in the ear may indicate an insect bite. Track condition of swelling and if it continues to worsen an allergy to insect bite may be indicated ...Read more

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Just discovered toddler top of ear and towards back is very bruised looking- its bright red, purple and black. Didn't hurt it that I know. Doesnt hurt?

Probably a bruise: Toddlers have a high tolerance for pain and are constantly injuring themselves so he may not have noticed a bruised ear. If you have any suspicions that he may have been abused or if the marks do not fade you take him to your physician. ...Read more