Earaches are common in children and can occur for many reasons.

What causes an earache?

  • ear infection (infection of various departments of the ear);
  • fluid accumulated in the ear;
  • accumulated earwax;
  • a small object stuck in the ear;
  • damage to the ear canal;
  • aggravation of nasopharyngeal infections and etc.

What can help a child with an earache?

Medicines containing Phenazone, Lidocaine hydrochloride, Acetaminophen (paracetamol) or Ibuprofen can be given to the child in order to reduce or stop the pain. However, it is necessary to consult a doctor first and carefully listen to the doctor's instructions for the correct product selection and dosage.

When should you see a doctor for earache?

Be sure to consult a doctor in the following cases:

  • if your child has difficulty taking liquids and food;
  • if there is swelling or redness around the ear;
  • if the child has a fever, neck or headache;
  • if there is pain when touching the ear.

Is it possible to prevent earaches?

For ear pain and its prevention, it is recommended to follow the following recommendations:

  • Make sure your children have all their vaccinations;
  • Do not clean your children's ears with hard cotton swabs or hard objects;
  • Keep your children away from patients with colds;
  • Strictly monitor your children's compliance with sanitary and hygienic norms and etc.

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