Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mom | 2008/11/28

Q.

ear ach vs 2 year old molars

Dear doc

Please explain how the cutting of 2 year old molars affect ears.
Daugter 23 months complain about ear ach at night every 2nd night sometimes in middle of night. Otoscope examination showed no problem with ears. Can you have a ear infection in back of ear that can not be seen by otoscope? I have been giving ibuprofen syrup that works extremely well 5ml if sore at 20h00 and sometimes 3ml 02h00. Sometimes she will have slight fever 38 deg. never worse and go away with ibuprofen. Can teething cause fever? There is no dischare from ear.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter's earache and her fever is not due to her teething. She must have an ear infection. Please get a second opinion about her ears.

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