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Symptoms:

  • Pain or discomfort around the ear.
  • Child reporting ear pain.
  • Child acting like previously with ear infection (crying, fussy).

Treatment:

  • Give acetaminophen or ibuprofen (if older than 6 months)
  • Raise the head of the bed 30 – 45.
  • Apply warm compress to ear – if older than 1 year.
  • Try a few drops of warm Oragel to affected ear. DO NOT USE IF EAR IS DRAINING.
  • If earache persists to the morning and child has a fever, call for an appointment.

Remember: Earaches do not always indicate an infection.


Category: Common Illnesses

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