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Sore throat, headaches, ear pain on right side, swollen glands. Will disprin help?

My 10 year old son was off school yesterday complaining of sore thoat and headaches when he would get up off seat,gave him 2 doses of six plus calpol to ease it. Today he said he was better but came home complaining of sore ear on right side and right gland in throat slightly swollen,Didnt give him anything this morning, Can i give him Disprin now?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear...
All these symptoms suggest that your child might be suffering from upper respiratory tract infection(most probably viral infection)
There is a connecting tract (known as Eustachian tube) between the nasopharynx & middle ear through which infection can spread to ear.
Also obstruction to this Eustachian tube can lead to ear pain by un-equalisation of pressure between the nasopharynx & middle ear.
The management consists of:
1. Drinking of warm fluids to reduce throat pain
2. Antihistamines to provide symptomatic relief from cold & cough.
3. Nasal decongestants to relieve ET tube obstruction.
4. Analgesics to take care of pain & fever(if any) will be better to consult the pediatrician & start treatment.
Wishing your son a speedy recovery.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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