Health Tip: Treating an Ear Infection11/23/10
(HealthDay News) -- Children who get ear infections often end up
in a lot of pain and discomfort.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these treatment
- If the cause is bacterial, your pediatrician may prescribe an
antibiotic. This type of drug will have no effect if the cause is
- Offer your child a pain reliever, such as acetaminophen or
ibuprofen. Never give a child aspirin.
- The pediatrician may prescribe ear drops to help relieve
- Encourage your child to hold a warm heating pad over the sore
ear, but make sure it's not too hot.
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