Ear problems

A baby's ears need to be treated with care

 

1

My toddler has earache but seems
otherwise well.

 

2Have you tried infant paracetamol or ibuprofen from your Pharmacist? Do not put oil or cotton buds into your child’s ears.

 

3Most ear infections get better by themselves. Speak to a GP if no improvement with painkillers, or temperature remains raised after 2 days, your child seems in a lot of pain or you notice fluid coming from the ear.

 

Source: DoH Birth to five edition 2009.