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Swelling at the back of the ears after fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
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User :   I have a baby boy who will be 3 years in Nov2010, who had viral lat week.. his fever is down however he has develpoed some swelling at the back of his ear.. its kind of ulcer behind the ear,, wht is it
Doctor :   it can be measles
Doctor :   german mealses or rubella infection
Doctor :   can cause lymph node swelling near ear
Doctor :   ddi you show him to a paediatrician
User :   he had measles injection at the age of 2
Doctor :   was he given MMR vaccine ?
User :   i did in the morning today, they also said its kind of lymphnode
User :   wht is it
User :   wht is the medication
Doctor :   measles is usually given at 9 months
Doctor :   MMR at 15 months
User :   will he have measles shotly
Doctor :   it is the lymph drainage area
Doctor :   no he might have had that
Doctor :   is he having rashes over his body
User :   no
Doctor :   or inside his mouth
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   can u pls advise wht exactly is it
User :   and any medication
User :   is it a step towards measles
Doctor :   Rubella is also known as German measles
Doctor :   This disease is often mild and attacks often pass unnoticed.
Doctor :   since it is viral infection
Doctor :   it will pass of without any specific mediations
Doctor :   only supportive care
Doctor :   is needed
User :   wht supportive care?
Doctor :   like fever control
Doctor :   running nose
Doctor :   and proper feeding too
Doctor :   German measles causes symptoms that are similar to the flu.
Doctor :   Rubella infection of children and adults is usually mild, self-limiting and often asymptomatic.
User :   proper feeding includes wht?
Doctor :   what else where his symptoms ?
User :   he has mild feve
Doctor :   if he has mouth ulcers
User :   little cold
User :   no ulcers
Doctor :   he might not be able to take food orally
User :   while viral, his stomach was upset
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   viral infection is very common in children
Doctor :   and is not worrisome
Doctor :   but you may take the necessary vaccines
User :   he is taking his food-- ok ... he is a thin boy who as it is do not eat much
Doctor :   to prevent
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let him take normally
User :   necessary vaccines include?
Doctor :   MMR taken between 12-16 months
Doctor :   Drinking plenty of orange juice is a good home remedy for German measles
Doctor :   Lemon juice in water is also good
Doctor :   did he take MMR ?
User :   he has a sensitive throat-- Is lemo juice good
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then you may give more of fruits
User :   he had all his vaccines, i do not have the data with me at the moment
Doctor :   what he prefer
Doctor :   ok
User :   glucon D is ok
Doctor :   The MMR vaccine is a "3-in-1" vaccine that protects against measlesmeasles, mumpsmumps, and rubellarubella
Doctor :   no need for that
Doctor :   since he is taking oral foods
Doctor :   it gives only glucose
Doctor :   no vitamins and minerals
Doctor :   which is more in fruits and veg
Doctor :   it boosts immunity
Doctor :   and fights viral infection better
Doctor :   A second MMR is recommended before entering school at 4 - 6 years, but may be given at any time thereafter.
User :   thanks doctor
User :   he is already studying at play school
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   i feel he is fully recovered now
Doctor :   the lymph gland will dimnish soon
Doctor :   but do get a follow up with your paediatrician
Doctor :   that is enough
Doctor :   and also ask about MMR second dose
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting....
Doctor :   login anytime for help...
User :   he is not recovered, just saw the limp yest night.. its still there
User :   will follow up with doctot and also ask for 2nd mmr
User :   however , tahnks
Doctor :   it will take atleast a week
User :   thanks
Doctor :   as it is a slow process
Doctor :   of body fighting inavders
Doctor :   virus
Doctor :   so help his body to fight
Doctor :   by giving good nutrient rich diets
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting
Doctor :   wishing him a speedy recovery...
Doctor :   Bye for now..
User :   thanks once again and bye
Doctor :   take care..
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