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What Does Bulging Soft Spot In Infant Mean With Ear Infection
Baby got ear infection followed by upper respiratory infection, recent small red spots on tummy and chest. Could it be chickenpox? Hasn't had vaccine.
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
4yo diagnosed w HFMD 1/20, still has it. How long does it take to leave the body & a full recovery;also has ear infection as of 1/30 & 10wk infant in hm?
Unusual: But sometimes the virus can take 2-3 weeks to clear and now he has a secondary infection set up by HFMD. Don't worry about the baby, as the ear infection is not contagious. Also the HFMD is probably not contagious at this point. Still would have 4 yo avoid touching baby until all mouth lesions are healedSee 1 more doctor answer
Examination.: The only way to be sure a child has an ear infection is to look at the eardrum. See a doc and have this done, if your child is sick, please.
Options: While you can't totally control whether your baby gets any ear infections, we do know some risk factors that tend to increase them: being exposed to cigarette smoke, bottlefeeding in a laid-down position and attending daycare are among them. Seek your pediatrician's advice about other lifestyle choices you can make to keep your baby healthy overall.
Head size: The primary factor leading to recurrent middle ear disease in infants is their head size and its impact on the drainage of the middle ear. The middle ear space has a narrow and shortened tube that drains mucous into the throat. It easily plugs, allows fluid backup and throat germs get into the ear. As the kid gets bigger, drainage improves and the risk declines.
Prevention: The factors which seem to protect children most from getting ear infections are breastfeeding, not being in daycare, and avoidance of cigarette smoke in the environment. It is also recommended that babies do not feed lying flat on their backs. There is some evidence this may increase the rate of ear infections.See 5 more doctor answers
When do you know if it is appropriate to bring in an infant? We have been battling stuffy/runny noses, coughs and ear infections for nearly 5 months.
Precautions: You can bring the infant in by taking proper precaution of washing your hands with soap and water and wearing a mask.
Several: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.
After hrs doc diagnosed 2yold w double ear infection said ears injected and red but no buldge/puss. Did she diagnose to early? ifec w/out bulge/puss?
Well, bulging/pus. .: If the eustachian tubes are still functioning/allowing some drainage, bulging or pus may not be evident on exam, only redness. Bulging means there is pressure building up and pushes on the drum, which causes pain/discomfort, hence pulling/poking ears by the child. Many children will only have redness and fever. So, can't tell if too early. Redness of drum n fever suggest infection good luck..See 1 more doctor answer
Spot where I check my pulse on right side of neck hurts when I touch it. Sometimes movement hurts this area of the neck too. And small ear infection.
Neck pain: The most common reason is spasm of the muscles of the neck due to injury or sleeping the wrong way. It should not be anything to worry about
Went to pcp yesterday with sinus infection, bronchitis and ear infection. She sd my right eardrum bulging. Will mountain travel cause it to burst?
At what age can my infants ears go under water during a bath without a high risk of getting an ear infection? The father had ear infections as a baby.
No Restriction: Babies can get ear infections with nasal congestion, a cold, allergies or when around smoking. Water entering the ears from the outside does not cause ear infections unless there is a hole in the ear drum. Healthy babies can safely get water in their ears with no problems. In fact, this may help soften wax in a baby ears, as we do not recommend the use of q-tips. So no worries! Hope this helps.
Hi I have a fever of 101 my glands have white spots on them and I have a bad ear infection according yo my school doctor. What should I be taking? Tks
Didn't they treat?: If you have seen a doctor and these things were described, it seems likely that further testing and suggestions for treatment would have been offered. If not, see your family doctor. This could be strep throat, infectious mononucleosis, or half a dozen other illnesses.See 1 more doctor answer
8 month old took penicillin for 7 days for ear infection on 8 th day of treatment he had red spots on his body and backdid he have allergic reaction?
Maybe: This sounds like a delayed skin reaction to penicillin, it is not life threatening but my recur if penicillin is used again.
No, could be wax: Not all ear discharge is considered abnormal. Ear wax may drain out of the ear canal and is generally not associated with any pain or discomfort. In a child who has been sick with a cold and severe ear pain, ear drainage could be due to a ruptured ear drum from a middle ear infection. Also if your child has ear tubes, infected drainage may be due to an ear infection as well.See 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: 2 conditions can result in "fluid" draining from a baby's ear (s): the first is an infection in the ear canal ("otitis externa"); the second is an infection behind the ear drum ("otitis media") that has come through the ear drum and is draining. Some baby's simply accumulate some small amount of bath water in ear canal. If the fluid is not clear, or if the fluid smells bad, get to your doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
Not necessary: It may not be the same for the youngest child.See 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Maybe no, but more likely yes. Ear infections "run in families" because what makes a child likely to get ear infections include inherited traits such as: size & shape of the eustachian tube that drains the ear, size of tonsils & adenoids that affect the hole at the end of the eustachian tube, and how the immune system reacts to smoke/viruses/allergens. Sibs also live in a similar environment!See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Co amoxiclav taken in right doses and for right duration can cure ear infections.
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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