Ear Pain To Fever In Children Aged 18 Months
My 18-month-old pediatrician had a fever that was quite disruptive to his sleep, when asked where he was sick he always pointed to his ear. During sleep it also seemed he could not breathe through hiding, so his mouth was open. This has been going on u0026plusmn; 3 days. How many days ago did his child cough for a long time with a diagnosis of allergies, then continue with colds. What should I do doctor? Thank you
HaloLynce Carollina Sahanaya, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Based on the complaints you describe, complaints of ear pain in your child can be caused due to an infection in the middle ear (otitis media). This disease is common in children because it is caused by a cold cough. Children are more susceptible to this ear disease because the parts in their ears are still not fully developed and the immune system is not as strong as adults, making it easy to be infected with bacteria and viruses. Complaints can be pain in the ear, discharge from the ear, the child becomes fussy, and decreased hearing response.
In addition, ear pain in your child can also be caused by an external ear infection (otitis externa) or cerumen prop (dirt in the ear). To know the cause more clearly, you should be able to bring your child to see a doctor. It's best if your child has a cold cough or fever to get treated immediately. Because if left for a long time can cause interference with the child's ear.
Here are some tips that you can do at home as an initial treatment:
- If the child feels pain in the ear, then you can take pain relievers and heat such as paracetamol syrup (drink according to the dose for your child, read the rules of use before use)
- Keep the child's ears dry, do not put water in the child's ears, do not swim or dive for a while
- Avoid cleaning the ears with a cotton bud too deep
- Avoid drinks / cold foods like ice cream
- Provide good nutrition for children
- Enough rest.
If your child has severe ear pain, high fever, then you should immediately take your child to the doctor.
Thank you, I hope this helps you.