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My daughter has bad earache.Whats the best to help it?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree

In brief: See the doctor.

Earache can be caused by middle ear infection, ear canal infection, eustachian tube dysfunction, or even referred pain from a sore throat.
Please take her to the doctor for examination and diagnosis;each of the above causes is treated differently. If Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can keep the pain under control until tomorrow am, see the doctor then; if not, take her in today.

In brief: See the doctor.

Earache can be caused by middle ear infection, ear canal infection, eustachian tube dysfunction, or even referred pain from a sore throat.
Please take her to the doctor for examination and diagnosis;each of the above causes is treated differently. If Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can keep the pain under control until tomorrow am, see the doctor then; if not, take her in today.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Glenn Kaye
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Hair Dryer

In a pinch, blowing a hair dryer (gentle setting) on the ear will make it feel better. But it's not a substitute for having an ear doctor examine the ear and make a positive diagnosis.

In brief: Hair Dryer

In a pinch, blowing a hair dryer (gentle setting) on the ear will make it feel better. But it's not a substitute for having an ear doctor examine the ear and make a positive diagnosis.
Dr. Glenn Kaye
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bad Earache

Analgesics to start.
If pain persists, go see her doctor. Both ear infections and teeth grinding may cause bad earaches. An exam will tell which one. If ear infections are recurrent, that is more than six episodes in one year, ear tubes are best answer. Go see her pediatrician first.

In brief: Bad Earache

Analgesics to start.
If pain persists, go see her doctor. Both ear infections and teeth grinding may cause bad earaches. An exam will tell which one. If ear infections are recurrent, that is more than six episodes in one year, ear tubes are best answer. Go see her pediatrician first.
Dr. Robert Knox
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: See the doctor

Read dr juster's note.
For pain, if there are no tubes or ear draining, take some mineral or olive oil. Warm it to the touch, not hot.Put 2-3 drops in the painful ear , add a heating pad for a few minutes. The pain almost always resolves. This is not a cure, so see the doctor.

In brief: See the doctor

Read dr juster's note.
For pain, if there are no tubes or ear draining, take some mineral or olive oil. Warm it to the touch, not hot.Put 2-3 drops in the painful ear , add a heating pad for a few minutes. The pain almost always resolves. This is not a cure, so see the doctor.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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In brief: See a doctor

Ear pain can be caused by various things- middle ear infections, swimmer's ear, blocked eustachian tubes (feels like you can't pop your ears), excessive wax, or referred pain from the jaw, a tooth, or inflamed lymph node in the neck.
See your child's pediatrician to find out the cause.

In brief: See a doctor

Ear pain can be caused by various things- middle ear infections, swimmer's ear, blocked eustachian tubes (feels like you can't pop your ears), excessive wax, or referred pain from the jaw, a tooth, or inflamed lymph node in the neck.
See your child's pediatrician to find out the cause.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
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