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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes post nasal discharge and ear pain in a toddler?

Hello, my 3 year old daughter has been running a fever for the last 5 days, on day five i took her to the doctor and she was diagnosed with post nasal discharge, later on in the evening she started complaining of ear pain, after rushing her to the doctor he saw bulging in her left ear and put her on antibiotics and alternating brufen and panadol for the pain, to sure how the first doctor missed that but at least we caught it. My concern though is during the last 5 days she s been complaining about her legs hurting, not continuously but she has brought it up at least once a day, i just assumed it was because she was feverish and joint pain is a result of it, but she s still hurting and more so today? is there a correlation here? she says the pain is on and around her knees......
Mon, 29 Feb 2016
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I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain it seems that your daughter is suffering from viral infection leading to fever, post nasal drainage and post nasal drainage is the cause for ear infection..
Pain in legs also seems to be due to infection and need not to worry as it will resolve soon..
You should continue giving her Brufen and Panadol as they are appropriate anti inflammatory painkillers [Brufen] and fever reducer [Panadol]..
You can continue giving the same and along with it antibiotics hould be given as advised..
You can also ask about antibiotic and painkiller ear drops for faster localized resolution..
Give her plenty of rest and a nutritious diet..
Make her do steam inhalations..
Avoid spicy and chilled foods and give more of wwarm fluids and a semi solid diet..
Give her ample of rest..
Avoid excess water exposure to ears like Swimming..
Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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