Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Earpainmommy | 2012/08/06

Q.

Chronic earache in toddler

My boy is on the 5th set of Antibiotics since May, and he keeps getting ear infections and tonsilitis. This morning, he has been on a strong antibiotic since Friday Lunch time, the 2nd one in a week, and this morning he is crying from earache again. With fever. What am I to do? Does he need to see an ENT?
Thanks, he is 2 and a half.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is absolutely necessary that your son be seen by an ENT specialist.This should be done as soon as possible. Give him Panado for the pain and if it does not help he may need to be seen at an after hours emergency paediatric unit for his earache.

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