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My son has fluid in both his ears. Which antibiotic is safe for that ?

my 9 month son has fluid in both his ears. he started on amoxicillin for 10 days then omnicef for 10 days and augmentin for 10 days. on the 6th day of augmentin he developed hives . they think it is from the augmentin. now they want to start him on bactrim. is it safe to be taking all these antibiotics ? and why on the 6th day he developed a rash ? Hi, may I answer
Asked On : Fri, 18 Mar 2011
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
UR SON MIGHT BE ALLERGIC TO amoxycillin, change this antibiotic n switch over to septran, it has least side effects.
Answered: Fri, 18 Mar 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Dinesh Valse's  Response
Dear joey

your son has got fluid in ear which usually responds late fro medical therapy. consult ent surgeon and if it not resolving get it removed and put tube in ear which prevents further collection It is simple procedure
Answered: Sun, 20 Mar 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Sumit Bhatti's  Response
4 weeks of antibiotics is a lot. Rashes are the commonest side effect of antibiotics. Discontinue the antibiotics. Any fluid still present in the middle ear should be sterile by now. Get his eardrums examined. If his eardrums are dull or show evidence of fluid / air bubbles get an Impedance Audiometry (I/A) done. The Eustachian Tube which connects the ear to the nose in an infant is shorter, wider and more horizontal than in an adult. Therefore any infection in the upper airway can easily enter the ears. Ensure that during feeding time, his head is held high and do not feed while lying down. Supportive medication such as anti allergics, decongestants may help. I hope there is no fever, cold or antibiotic associated diarrhea now. Post the results of his examination and I/A here.
Answered: Sun, 20 Mar 2011
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