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21mo with possible ear infection

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WhoahThereCrazyHorse Sat 27-Oct-12 11:34:09

Dd was up in the night with a temp - is ok but a bit whingey, calpol is helping. I'm pretty sure it's earache but I'm not sure if ears in general need a doctor's attention, or will calpol and cuddles do the trick?

Bananapickle Sat 27-Oct-12 11:41:23

My DD (20 months) had an ear infection last week and the only symptom was the temperature. If you're worried its probably worth going to see someone at a walk in centre. My DD needed antibiotics and they worked really quickly and she perked right up. Apparently ear infections in children under 2 pretty much always need antibiotics to clear. HTH

Marmiteisyummy Sat 27-Oct-12 11:42:39

Usually GPs won't prescribe antibiotics or ear infections unless its been there at least 5 days. So unless there is swelling, redness of outer ear, pus coming out, or you're worried, I'd just sit it out.
Ibuprofen really helps too.
Hope your dd feels better soon.

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