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What should i give my toddler for an ear infection?

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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Albert Melaragno
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics
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In brief: Ear infection Rx

Generally, ear infections in children are treated with prescription antibiotics.
Over the counter pain medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin) is typically recommended to improve comfort. Nasal saline or steroid sprays to decrease nasal congestion improves the chances that the middle ear fluid will drain sooner during treatment.

In brief: Ear infection Rx

Generally, ear infections in children are treated with prescription antibiotics.
Over the counter pain medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin) is typically recommended to improve comfort. Nasal saline or steroid sprays to decrease nasal congestion improves the chances that the middle ear fluid will drain sooner during treatment.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Dr. Tanya Russo
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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics
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In brief: Ear infection

Generally speaking, an ear infection needs to be examined and treated with an antibiotic.
However, until yu can see your pediatrician. Ibuprofen and a decongestant (mucinex) can help.

In brief: Ear infection

Generally speaking, an ear infection needs to be examined and treated with an antibiotic.
However, until yu can see your pediatrician. Ibuprofen and a decongestant (mucinex) can help.
Dr. Lori Semel
Dr. Lori Semel
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