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ear infection - GP or not?

(4 Posts)
recyclingbag Mon 07-Mar-16 11:57:34

DS (7) is off school today with earache.

He was awake in the night in pain.

Do GP still give antibiotics for ear infections or is it a waste of time taking him?

I'm being practical as I can't take him tomorrow so if he's going to need them, I need the take him today blush

Lolimax Mon 07-Mar-16 11:59:37

Put it this way I'm sat in a Drs waiting room now and there's an awful lot of poorly children, a fair few with cotton wool in their ears. Maybe better be safe than sorry?

ExitPursuedByABear Mon 07-Mar-16 12:01:38

Please take him.

My mother didn't take me for about two weeks when I was 12 with an ear infection. It was bloody agony and I have ended up with some slight damage to my ear drum.

recyclingbag Mon 07-Mar-16 13:55:25

Thanks for that.

I'll take him.

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