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Child has painful ruptured eardrum. Using azthromycin drops. Got fever. Is this normal?

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3 year old ruptured ear drum five days ago and is still in pain. Dr rx azthromycin and ear drops. She screams and cries all the time saying they hurt and also says the drops hurt. Has been running a fever off and on is this normal
Posted Sat, 30 Mar 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 43 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.

I can understand your concern but the symptoms are suggestive of an infection of the middle ear after ruptured ear drum for which antibiotic ear drops have already been prescribed. You should continue using the ear drops. It is to prevent an ear infection or treat an existing infection.

For the ear pain, the doctor may recommend using an over-the-counter pain medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Warmth may be applied also to relieve discomfort. You should also protect his ears from cold air and he should avoid blowing his nose till there is complete healing.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.
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