Overcoming Ear Pain And Discharge In Children?
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Ear pain and discharge from a child's ear can be caused by the following things:
- Otitis media / infection of the middle ear. This disease is common in children because it is caused by a cold cough. Complaints of this disease in the form of pain in the ear, discharge from the ear, the child becomes fussy, and decreased hearing response.
- Otitis externa / infection of the external ear. This will cause the outer ear to hurt, but generally does not release fluid.
- Serumen prop or earwax.
To find out the cause more clearly, you should be able to bring your child to see a doctor yes. It's best if your child has a cough or runny nose or fever so that treatment is given immediately. If your child feels pain in the ears at home, then you can take pain relievers and heat such as paracetamol syrup (drink according to the dose for your child). In addition, keep the child's ears dry, don't put water in the child's ears, don't swim or dive for a while, avoid cleaning ears with cotton buds, avoid cold drinks / foods such as ice cream, provide good nutrition for children, and rest sufficient.
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.