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7 years old with ear pain. Given crocin. Not cured. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:my daughter, is 7 yrs old, and is complaining of ear pain..
User:a few hours back i was on chat with another doctor, adn he reocmmended i give her crocin DS
User:which i did,
User:however the ear pain has come back..
Doctor:how long has she had the pain ?
User:a few hours now
Doctor:Crocin DS can be given upto 3 times in a day
User:she complained of ear pain around 6 today
Doctor:when was the last time , it was given ?
User:around 6
User:5 Ml
Doctor:In that case, you can repeat the dosage now
Doctor:and that should control the pain
User:But i gave her 5 ml at about 6, if i repeat now, it seems to me the pain will come back at around 2 A.M.
Doctor:Since the pain is disturbing her sleep, you can consult with a doctor for a examination of the ear, tomorow
User:since it is giving releif for about 4 hours
User:is there nothing you can recommend which will give releif for longer?
Doctor:the drug has a specific duration of action of 4 -6 hrs
Doctor:after the ingestion
User:any ear drops? like Otrivin or something?
Doctor:Otrivin, does not have any pain killer in it , so it will not help
User:so what about ibugesic?
User:isnt that supposed to give pain relief?
Doctor:ibugesic , contains a medication similar to crocin DS
Doctor:And has the same duration of action
User:but it does not have the paracetamol, correct?
Doctor:Yes, it has Ibuprofen
User:since she has no fever, cough, cold or any other symptom, isnt it better to give ibugesic?
User:am just worried that the pain will come back at midnight or later...
Doctor:both Ibugesic and Crocin Ds, do not treat the underlying cause
Doctor:they just numb the pain
Doctor:so, until the underlying cause, like infection, is reduced, it will not be definitive
User:so whether i give crocin or Ibugesic, it will have hte same impact?
Doctor:ye s
User:ok, so I have corcin DS suspension, or I have ibugesic plus. is there a preference of one over hte other?
User:also, can she take the medication on an empty stomach or only after food?
Doctor:Do u have both the medications ?
User:yes, i do.
Doctor:In such a case, you can Give her Ibugesic plus 7 ml
Doctor:give that after food , and give her some more fluids to drink
User:any fluids? also should she be avoiding sour foods, etc?
User:should she avoid cold stuff, like cold water, juice, etc?
Doctor:yes, avoiding cold water is better
Doctor:but give her lemon juice, and fresh fruit juice
Doctor:they contain Vit C , and will be helpful
User:ok, so orange is good, right? the fruit or the juice?
Doctor:both , fruit or juice, both are effective
User:ok, will try to give her what you have recommended, and hopefully she will feel better..
User:thank you.
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:I hope the same
Doctor:take care and have a good night
User:you too doctor, good night. hopefully i wont be chatting with yet another doctor later in the night, due to her ear pain ...
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