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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes infection and pain in the ears of a toddler?

Hi My 3 yr old started stmtoms of congestion on Saturday. Vomiting at night during coughing spells. Now complaining of ear ache. I noticed the right ear appeared to be draining a thin loose clear/yellow liquid. Looked in the ear with flashlight and noticed thick/flaky white substance. She had ear infections in February and December. Completed antibiotics both times
Thu, 18 Oct 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

The symptoms seem to be related to a bacterial infection. I suggest you give your child anti-inflammatory medications for the pain such as Ibuprofen syrup.

You can also use ear drops for relief. Antibiotics may be needed, you should consult your paediatrician about this medication.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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