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What Does A Earache Indicate Despite Being On Cold Medication?

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Posted on Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Question: 6 year old grandson woke with pain in both ears. he has had a cough for a few days but that was getting better. the only thing he has been given is cough medicine at night.
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Answered by Dr. Rudina Balliu (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Full evaluation by his local doctor is needed .

Detailed Answer:
Hello There !
Thabl you for asking Health Care Magic.
I have gone through your question and i understand your concern.

From the symptoms you describe, your grandson has possible Otitis media ( ear infection).This happens often after a uper respiratory tract infection..

If the pain last more then 48 hours, the paim gets worse , the child has fever, these indicates bacterial infection and treatment with antibiotic is needed.

I would recommend to take him to the local doctor so the doctor can examine his ears , throat , lungs..from the result of physical examinations will be decided the need of antibiotics and follow up.

Meanwhile:
-Advice him to drink planty of fluid.
-Take paracetamol/ 250 mg every 4 hours for the pain ( make sure he is not allergic first ).
-when he sleeps, his head should be higher then the body ( use 2 pillows) .

Hope the answer is helpfull.
Wish your grandson good health.
Take Care!
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What Does A Earache Indicate Despite Being On Cold Medication?

Brief Answer: Full evaluation by his local doctor is needed . Detailed Answer: Hello There ! Thabl you for asking Health Care Magic. I have gone through your question and i understand your concern. From the symptoms you describe, your grandson has possible Otitis media ( ear infection).This happens often after a uper respiratory tract infection.. If the pain last more then 48 hours, the paim gets worse , the child has fever, these indicates bacterial infection and treatment with antibiotic is needed. I would recommend to take him to the local doctor so the doctor can examine his ears , throat , lungs..from the result of physical examinations will be decided the need of antibiotics and follow up. Meanwhile: -Advice him to drink planty of fluid. -Take paracetamol/ 250 mg every 4 hours for the pain ( make sure he is not allergic first ). -when he sleeps, his head should be higher then the body ( use 2 pillows) . Hope the answer is helpfull. Wish your grandson good health. Take Care!