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How do I treat an ear ache due to having a cold in a 10 year old?

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Dr. Belis Aladag
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Warm compresses

Try putting warm compresses (microwaved damp washcloth) on the ear, and have the child lay on that side.

In brief: Warm compresses

Try putting warm compresses (microwaved damp washcloth) on the ear, and have the child lay on that side.
Dr. Belis Aladag
Dr. Belis Aladag
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Earache treatment

At home remedies include warm (not hot) mineral oil for soothing, over-the-counter Ibuprofen (2-3 tablets up to 3 times a day, depending on the child's size).
An additional home treatment can be purchased otc --benzocaine drops (e.g., auralgan), a numbing agent. In most cases antibiotics aren't necessary. Currently many experts recommend withholding antibiotics for 48 hours to see if it can heal.

In brief: Earache treatment

At home remedies include warm (not hot) mineral oil for soothing, over-the-counter Ibuprofen (2-3 tablets up to 3 times a day, depending on the child's size).
An additional home treatment can be purchased otc --benzocaine drops (e.g., auralgan), a numbing agent. In most cases antibiotics aren't necessary. Currently many experts recommend withholding antibiotics for 48 hours to see if it can heal.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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