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What causes swelling and inflammation in outer ear of an infant? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Sep-2014
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User:Hello Doctor,
Doctor: Please proceed with your query.
User:This is XXXXXXX from Kondapur XXXXXXX
User:my 18 month old baby boy, we just returned from US 1 week ago, we gave him 18 month vaccination on saturday along with it we gave BCG
User:we observed today he ears from outerior are swollen and red
User:is there a way i can send pic for u to better see
User:not sure if this is connected with vaccination or BCG
User:both ears are red and swollen
Doctor:You can upload the photo on this chat
Doctor:you the option
Doctor:Though from your description it is either allergy or may insect bite on both ears
User:ok let me give pic to u
Doctor:Is the area itchy?
User:yeah he was touching his ears a lot
Doctor:For tonight give him antiallergic ayrup like cetirizine syrup
Doctor:If he does not get better by tomorrow morning, take him to ear, nose and throat specialist
User:this we can get on counter at medical shop?
Doctor:Yes you can
Doctor:Give it in the dose of 1 ml
User:uploaded one pic
User:if you can take a look pls
Doctor:give me a min
Doctor:Is it same place on both ears?
User:uploading another pic of interior side
User:2 mins
User:uploaded pic for interior right ear
User:uploading for left ear also
User:done uploaded for left ear also
Doctor:The left ear is quite swollen
User:he did eat mashroom today first time
User:just for info
User:cooked in form of curry
Doctor:It looks like an allergy
Doctor:It can be dueto vaccine or anything else
User:ok so should i go buy cetrizine syrup now and give him?
Doctor:he must have received bcg for the first time in life
User:bcoz rainbow hospital only 10 AM doc will come
User:yes BCG is first
Doctor:It has some components that can cause allergy
Doctor:So anti-allergic medicine would be the mainstay of treatment
Doctor:It will go away
Doctor:Avoid mushrooms or any new foods for atleast 10 days
User:ok so per advise i will go and buy cetrizine syrup now and give him in 1 ml
User:how frequent i shud give
Doctor:Two times a day
User:do we get infant or childern version or i have to buy adult?
Doctor:You have to be extra careful with food for sometime
Doctor:There would be just one version
User:ok then let me go and get one
User:any other advise which we have to follow for tonight
Doctor:its strength would be 5mg/5ml
Doctor:To apply locally get hydrocortisone cream 0.1%
Doctor:It will relieve the itching
User:ok then thanks for your advise i shud go get medicine
Doctor:Nothing else is required
Doctor:Apart from this, check the constituents of vaccine that was given
Doctor:You may want to avoid those components in future
Doctor:Visit the hospital and get the package insert from them
User:package insert didnt get that part
Doctor:All medicines come with package insert from the manufacturing company
Doctor:It has details about the medicine
Doctor:Keep the insert with you
Doctor:For all future medicines and injections you will need to keep in mind to avoid the constituents
Doctor:Ask the nurse or doctor about the package insert
Doctor:they will provide you one
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:sorry was away
Doctor:Hope I made my opinion clear
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:ok so will get the medicines right away
User:i will check with the doctor with the injection constituents
User:thank you doctor!!!
Doctor:Hope I helped
Doctor:Take care
User:yeah...u did thank u once again'
User:take care good night!!!!
User:hope my lil one gets well soon..
Doctor:Wish him good health
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Good night
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