What causes swelling and inflammation in outer ear of an infant? - Online Doctor Chats
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This is XXXXXXX from Kondapur XXXXXXX
my 18 month old baby boy, we just returned from US 1 week ago, we gave him 18 month vaccination on saturday along with it we gave BCG
we observed today he ears from outerior are swollen and red
is there a way i can send pic for u to better see
not sure if this is connected with vaccination or BCG
both ears are red and swollen
You can upload the photo on this chat
you the option
ok let me give pic to u
Is the area itchy?
yeah he was touching his ears a lot
If he does not get better by tomorrow morning, take him to ear, nose and throat specialist
this we can get on counter at medical shop?
Yes you can
Give it in the dose of 1 ml
uploaded one pic
if you can take a look pls
give me a min
Is it same place on both ears?
uploading another pic of interior side
uploaded pic for interior right ear
uploading for left ear also
done uploaded for left ear also
The left ear is quite swollen
he did eat mashroom today first time
just for info
cooked in form of curry
It looks like an allergy
he must have received bcg for the first time in life
bcoz rainbow hospital only 10 AM doc will come
yes BCG is first
It has some components that can cause allergy
So anti-allergic medicine would be the mainstay of treatment
It will go away
Avoid mushrooms or any new foods for atleast 10 days
ok so per advise i will go and buy cetrizine syrup now and give him in 1 ml
how frequent i shud give
Two times a day
do we get infant or childern version or i have to buy adult?
You have to be extra careful with food for sometime
There would be just one version
ok then let me go and get one
any other advise which we have to follow for tonight
its strength would be 5mg/5ml
It will relieve the itching
ok then thanks for your advise i shud go get medicine
Nothing else is required
Apart from this, check the constituents of vaccine that was given
You may want to avoid those components in future
Visit the hospital and get the package insert from them
package insert didnt get that part
All medicines come with package insert from the manufacturing company
It has details about the medicine
Keep the insert with you
For all future medicines and injections you will need to keep in mind to avoid the constituents
Ask the nurse or doctor about the package insert
they will provide you one
Do you have any other question?
Are you there?
Are you there?
sorry was away
Hope I made my opinion clear
Do you have any other query?
ok so will get the medicines right away
i will check with the doctor with the injection constituents
thank you doctor!!!
Hope I helped
yeah...u did thank u once again'
take care good night!!!!
hope my lil one gets well soon..
Wish him good health
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