How to Treat Baby Earaches

How to Treat Baby Earaches. Nothing sounds worse to a parent’s ear than
a baby screaming in earache pain. Bring your child relief and protect their
hearing with this advice. You will need A pediatrician Children’s painkiller
A hot water bottle and a scarf or earmuffs (optional). Step 1. See your pediatrician, the same day if possible,
because the treatment course can depend on what’s causing the earache and the extent
of the infection if one exists. Step 2. Ease your child’s pain and fever with regular
doses of a children’s painkiller — an ibuprofen suspension is ideal. Check with your doctor first. Step 3. Resist poking or pouring anything in your
child’s ear, even if your intent is simply to clean it out. These interventions may do more harm than
good unless they are pediatrician-prescribed. Step 4. Use heat to soothe the earache. Try holding a well-wrapped hot water bottle
against the ear. Keep your child’s ears warm when going outside
in cold weather by dressing them in a scarf or earmuffs. Step 5. Prevent earache recurrences by staying germ-free,
updating vaccines, and preventing cigarette smoke exposure. Did you know Did you know? Kids who experience chronic ear infections
may be at an increased risk of developing learning problems during their school and
adult life.


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