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Is the ache in one ear or both?
Any recent cold/ sore throat?
Any fever/ congestion?
Any discharge from the ear (s)?
Similar problem earlier?
Any other medical issues/significant history?
Thanks. Shall be waiting for your reply.
Left ear only. I suffered from them too as as child and he did have his adenoids removed when he was 5. In alot of pain and I wish our pediatricial had an on call Dr.
The augmentin prescription I have are 125 mg tablets, last trip to the emerg room they gave him antiobiotic and he was good as new in a few hours.
I gave him 1.5 tsp of codeine,. thanks
everything looks normal. he has a little bit of ear wax in there
are earaches a symptom of swine flu? do i need to get him to a hospital or
can i give him the augmentin?
Thanks for the additional details. Having gone through your descriptions, it seems that giving him augmentin would not be a good idea unless checked up by a doctor and if there actually is a middle ear infection (AOM/OME). Since you have mentioned that there is wax in there, it could also be the issue here that is causing the problem here with just one ear being painful. Please have a look at these useful web resources that will help you with authentic details:
Yes, a flu (including swine flu) can lead to earache as a complication. Please have a look at this authentic web resource for further details:
Having said that, I think unless checked up it would difficult to establish the cause for the pain, and furthermore the codeine has provided no symptomatic relief so far. Hence I think that it would be prudent to check him in with a doctor/ hospital, so that the cause may be established and an appropriate care provided.
I hope that it helps. Best wishes.