Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What is Earache Treatment?

Earache Treatment:
During an ear exam, your child’s health care provider will look for fluid behind the eardrum
and test to see if the eardrum moves in response to a puff of air. Antibiotic treatment is
generally recommended if fluid is present, the eardrum does not move, and your child has
one or more of the following symptoms:
  • Ear pain (children often indicate this by tugging on their ear)
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Bulging yellow/red eardrum
Your child’s health care provider may suggest a “wait and see” approach for 48-72 hours if:
  • Symptoms are mild and not complicated by other medical issues
  • The eardrum has not burst
  • The child is more than 24 months old
Your health care provider may recommend acetaminophen (like Tylenol) for any pain. If your provider prescribes an antibiotic, make sure your child takes all the medicine as directed, even if he or she begins to feel better after a few days.

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