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3 year old with ear infection. What should we do ?

I have a 3 year old and we just came from the family physician. He had fever last night and doctor said he had ear infection in both ears. he gave us antibiotics and he said he is concern about the brain . Which makes us worried. What should we do. Thanks Andy D
Asked On : Tue, 8 Mar 2011
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hi Andy,

I would recommend you to consult a good ENT specialist, if there is no ear discharge then there is no question of taking ear swab. Please do continue cefprozil.

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Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Wed, 9 Mar 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response
Hi Andy,

If there is any discharge from the ear, you can definitely get an ear swab culture done. Can I know what antibiotics were prescribed for your child?

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Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Tue, 8 Mar 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response
Hi Andy,

Ear infection is common in children, you need not worry about this. It cannot invade into the brain so easily. Ear infection can be secondary to eustachian tube (the tube connecting the nose and the ear) block. Adenoids or nasal allergy can be the main culprit. If the child is having any cold associated with this, please use saline nasal drops, give warm water for drinking. If there is any discharge from the ear avoid water into the ears. Any more doubts you are welcome.

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Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Tue, 8 Mar 2011
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