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pain in ear
Posted Mon, 10 Mar 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Rajkishori Godhi 15 minutes later
Brief Answer: infection Detailed Answer: Hello Mr XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Most common cause for pain in the ear is infection of the ear. But before we jump to conclusions please give me a few more details regarding your problem. 1) Is there any Pain on moving the ear ? 2) Any history of using ear buds ? 3) Any history of cold few days back ? 4) Any history of swimming ? 5) Does the pain increase on sleeping? 6) Any history of hearing loss.? 7) Details of the pain.... onset, how long it has been present? 8) Any history of ear discharge. Awaiting your response, Dr Rajkishori Godhi ENT Specialist.
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this for my daughter 3 year old. there is pain on moving the ear. prevoiusly around 1 month back when she was examined by doctor he said it was due to cold. after medication it was fine. but it happens again randomly. for the rest of questions the answer is in negative
Answered by Dr. Rajkishori Godhi 42 minutes later
Brief Answer: ear infection Detailed Answer: Hi Mr XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Your daughter is most probabaly having ear infcetion. It is very common in children of her age group. Do not worry. You can give her a pain killer like paracetamol after checking her dosage. If you are not sure about her dose then tell me her weight and i will calculate her dose. Infections of the ear usually are viral in nature and usually settle on their own. She needs to be seen by a doctor either an ENT specialist or a paediatrician. The ear drum has to be monitored for 2- 3 days by either one of the 2 doctors i mentioned above in order to decide whether she needs an antibiotic. If the infection persists for more than 4 days then she may need a course of antibiotics preferably of the penicillin group. You can start her on decongestanat nose drops like otrivin P. These drops open the eustachian tube that connects the back of the nose to the inside of the ear. In ear infections this tube is frequently blocked leading to pain and hearing loss. Instill 2 drops in each nostril 2 times daily and follow it up with steam inhahaltion. It is of utmost importance that the tube opens up as soon as possible for the infection to come under control. So please make sure that the drops are put properly. For instructions on the proper method of instillation read the instructions on the crimp. Chewing peppermint also helps to keep the tubes open. Give her plenty of warm fluids and make sure that you put an extra pillow when she sleeps. Anoid giving her cold foods and air conditioning. Regards, Dr Rajksihori Godhi.
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Thank you
Answered by Dr. Rajkishori Godhi 6 minutes later
Brief Answer: most welcome Detailed Answer: Hope she feels better soon.
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