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Suggest treatment for severe ear pain in a child

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Posted on Tue, 22 Nov 2016
Question: Hi Baby 2.5 Yrs old and see is carrying and some time see is touching ear area , So that I am suspecting that she is facing issues of pain ....I don't know what is problem initially I am given 5 Ml Hatric 3 (Paracetamol pseudoephedrine chlorpheniramine maleate suspensions) Kindly suggest me ...when I have given Hatric 3 it's seem to fine for 2-3 after that she is again crying and touching are of ear
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
A methodical approach would be preferable.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking once again on HealthcareMagic.

I appreciate your observation. Indeed the possibility of an ear ache needs to be kept in consideration. Rather than giving Hatric 3, I would insist you to give plain paracetamol (available in brands like Crocin, Calpol). If the problem appears resolved, consider the cause to be indeed due to pain. If that is the case, I would insist you to also give the child steam inhalation. Water in form of vapour reaches deep inside and helps in diluting thickened mucus. There is an internal connection on either side connecting between the throat and the middle ear. If due to mucus, these tubes get blocked, ear pain can result.

In case the problem does not resolve, consider giving Atarax syrup twice or thrice daily for a few days. If the problem resolves, consider it to be due to an allergic reaction.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (11 hours later)
Please suggest me how much ML need to give for baby caae
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Body weight needed.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back. The dose of paracetamol is 15mg/kg/dose. To be able to give you the right dose for your child I would need to know her body weight. Let me know and I will mention the doses for both the medicines.

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Suggest treatment for severe ear pain in a child

Brief Answer: A methodical approach would be preferable. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking once again on HealthcareMagic. I appreciate your observation. Indeed the possibility of an ear ache needs to be kept in consideration. Rather than giving Hatric 3, I would insist you to give plain paracetamol (available in brands like Crocin, Calpol). If the problem appears resolved, consider the cause to be indeed due to pain. If that is the case, I would insist you to also give the child steam inhalation. Water in form of vapour reaches deep inside and helps in diluting thickened mucus. There is an internal connection on either side connecting between the throat and the middle ear. If due to mucus, these tubes get blocked, ear pain can result. In case the problem does not resolve, consider giving Atarax syrup twice or thrice daily for a few days. If the problem resolves, consider it to be due to an allergic reaction. Let me know if I could help further. Regards