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Sinus and ear infection,green runny nose,lost appetite in child

My 18 mo old daughter has been dealing with sinus infections and ear infections since the beginning of jan and it just never seems to go away. With antibiotics it might get better for a few days then right back to having a nasty green runny nose. He appetite has decreased and has become extreamyly picky about foods. Is this something that could be more serious than just the average ear infection and sinus infection?
Asked On : Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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Most probably it is a chronic sinus infection extending to the ear.
It would have been better if you had mentioned what antibiotic was given and for how long.
Anyway an ear swab may be taken for culture and antibiotic sensitivity test
A longer course of 10 days of appropriate antibiotic after above test may be given if such long course was not given before. In case if culture test does not yield helpful result, Co-amoxyclav antibiotic with a dose of upper limit to her body weight may be given.
B complex syrup may be given to prevent oral ulcers as long course of antibiotic is given
Along with these, using paediatric decongestant nasal drops to nose is important in draining sinuses off their secretions.
Even after 10 days course of antibiotic if sinus or ear infection recurs within 2 months then show to an ENT specialist. May be still longer course of antibiotic under supervision may be required or some other reason for persistence of infection need to be ruled out.
Answered: Sun, 29 Apr 2012
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