Hello and most welcome to HCM,
I have very carefully went through your descriptions. I should tell that you have written the history very nice. Anyway from the history of repeated ear infection
, cold, nasal congestion
(got relieved by steroid
) and also considering the age of your child i assume that you are in right track BUT i would like to add few suggestions. Straight away,you should get an X Ray nasopharynx
done with a Diagnostic Nasal Endoscopy(DNE) if feasible. This is to rule out any adenoid
pathology like hypertrophied adenoid. I have not examined your child but the detail history you provided, i have an instinct of adenoid pathology. ALSO get a "throat swab for culture and sensitivity" and antibiotics should be based on that. So, to summarize, please get done -
(1) X Ray nasopharynx ( if possible, DNE/ done by a Doctor)
(2) Throat swab Culture and sensitivity.
Always, take consultation of a local ENT doctor before proceeding.
Thank you and I wish you an early recovery of your child. God bless her