Childhood Diseases

Posted by: HMOM | 2011-05-26


Ear ache

Morning Dr,
My 2 and half yr old lg has a bit of " sinus"  at the moment and coughing as it is all pooling in her throat. I can hear that crackling sound from her throat. I was givnig her her seretide pump as usual, and spraying with saline as well as giving her Rinex (past 3 days) but it isnt helping. Yesterday evening she wouldnt go to sleep and eventualy at 11 she was crying bitterly saying her ear is sore and points inside the left ear. I gave her Ponstil and put her in bed with me and she went to sleep and slept ok. This morning she was fine - I was going to take her to Grampa for the day but when we rode past the creche she wanted to go to " maaitjies"  so i took her. I can only get an app with her paed dr Vermeulen tomorrow morning - do you think it can wait till then and can i just give her Ponstil in the meantime? She had no temp or anything.

Expert's Reply



Your little daughter's earache seems to have improved a lot by the morning. Dr Vermeulen will inform you if she still has any sign of an ear infection which may need treatment.

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