Advice 1: How to relieve ear pain in a child

Ear pain in a child may occur after swimming in contact with foreign bodies, but mainly at the beginning of colds. Eustachian tube in children is wide and short, so infection in the nose or the nose and throat easily passes to the middle ear cavity. Parents should always know how to relieve the pain in your baby's ear.
How to relieve ear pain in a child
You will need
  • - Boric alcohol;
  • Vata;
  • - compress paper or film;
  • - drops or otinum;
  • - vasoconstrictor nasal drops.
Instruction
1
Contact if you experience pain in the ears in children to the doctor and completely follow all of his recommendations. The pediatrician or the ENT will examine the child and prescribe treatment. Acute otitis media in most cases responds well to conservative treatment with antibiotics with simultaneous treatment of the nasopharynx and the use of ear drops.
2
Treat runny nose in a child, as it is the main reason of emergence of children's otitis media. Try not to bury the child ear drops to a medical examination, so as not to "smear" the true picture of the disease. Besides, the baby can be damaged eardrum, in this case the drops will fall into the cavity of the middle ear and can cause damage to the auditory nerve. The doctor will determine the integrity of the tympanic membrane.
3
If immediate medical attention for any reason, try to minimize the pain experienced by the child. Drip into the baby's nose vasoconstrictor drops - naphazoline, nazivin, xylitol. They reduce secretions from the nose and improve the patency of the auditory tube.
4
Can be inserted into the ears with cotton swabs soaked in a little warmed boric alcohol. If no purulent discharge, drip a few drops otipaks or otinum. They must be heated to 36°C. place the vial for a few seconds in hot water, and then check the degree of heat, dropping the medication on the inner side of the elbow. When buried, the cure, pull the ear back and upwards to straighten the ear canal.
5
Make a hot compress on the ear of the child, it will help to reduce the pain. Lubricate the skin around the ear liquid paraffin, soak in warm vodka or Bourne alcohol cloth, wring and place it around the ear. It is convenient to use a napkin with a cut-out hole for the ear. From top, apply plastic wrap or a special compress paper, then a layer of cotton wool and primenjuje to the head. Keep compress one to two hours. It is advisable to carry out this procedure twice a day until the disappearance of pain. You may give your child painkillers - paracetamol, ibufen in pediatric dosage.
Useful advice
Remember that the child with acute otitis media need medical help, no matter how far he may be.

Advice 2 : How to know if your child's ears hurt

Ear pain in a child is uncommon. The problem is that in infancy the baby can not inform parents about what was bothering him. Therefore, parents can understand that it is time to call the doctor, only on circumstantial evidence, focusing on the child's behavior.
How to know if your child's ears hurt
Instruction
1
Observe the baby if he is restless, became more Moody, shakes his head, cries, rubs his ear, maybe he starts otitis.
2
If your child has an Earache, he can't sleep, tossing and turning, because he was unable to find a position where he will feel comfortable. Softens the pain of the heat, so the baby can try to squeeze the pillow just sick ear.
3
The child may refuse to eat because chewing and swallowing gives him pain.
4
Increasing the temperature to 38-39 degrees – one of the symptoms of otitis media. As is an inflammatory disease, it occurs in an acute form.
5
In advanced cases the child's ear may be liquid yellow-green color with splashes of blood or without. Itself the ear canal may be red.
6
Otitis media may occur on a background of suffering respiratory diseases as a complication. Therefore, in this period we need to observe the child carefully.
7
In order to check whether aching ear, you need to slightly press on the tragus – the small bump on the outer part of the ear before entering the ear, causing pain, and the baby will cry. But this method works not in all cases since otitis media is not always accompanied by pain. So consider this method not universal.
Note
Remember that otitis media is not in all cases accompanied by pain, so even if the child feels fine, but you suspect that he may have this disease, it is best to visit a doctor.
Useful advice
When an Earache in a child, to procrastinate and to hope for a home remedies is impossible. The effects of otitis can be very painful, until the development of hearing loss, so the doctor should be treated immediately. A diagnosis can only ask a specialist, because the symptoms differ depending on the severity of the disease.
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