If you have been experiencing earache, and would like to know when to seek a medical professional for earache remedies, this article is here to help you. Knowing when to seek a medical professional can also depend on whether the person affected by earache is an adult or a child. Some of these signs of when to seek a medical professional for earache remedies are a medical emergency and you should contact a hospital or your health care provider if you are unsure!
Here are some tips on when to seek a medical professional for earache remedies for an adult.
• If the adult is diabetic, or has a medical condition such as HIV
• If the adult is experiencing other symptoms such as nausea, head ache and neck pain
• The pain is intensifying
• If loss of hearing occurs
• Unexplained fever
• Feeling of dizziness
• Swelling around the ear
• Something is stuck in the ear
• Bleeding, pus or any other type of discharge from the ear
• There is a hole in the ear, or other defects such as Eustachian tube malformation
• If there is a hard swelling behind the ear
You should seek a medical professional for earache remedies for a child when:
• The child is under 2 months (8 weeks) of age
• Unsure of your child’s pain level
• Unexplained fever or fever rises
• Swelling of area around ear
• Bleeding, pus, or any other type of discharge from the ear
• If you believe their something stuck in their ear
• If pain is lasting more than 48 hrs.
• If there is a hole in the ear or other defects such as Eustachian tube malformation
Until you are able to get to the physician or the emergency room for an appointment, use some earache remedies for comfort such as age appropriate Tylenol, ibuprofen or aspirin. However never give aspirin to a child or infant unless given the OK by a health care provider. A warm or cold compress on the affected side(s) where the ear pain is occurring for 20 minutes or as long as possibly tolerable will help keep you or your child comfortable. Depending on the reason for the earache, the medical professional will be able to provide earache remedies such as antibiotics, ear drops or any other appropriate earache remedy.