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Ear Infection Treatment For Babies And Children

Dr. Jain Treats Your Child’s Ear Infection Online Quickly & Effectively

Bring to an end your child’s crying, tugging at ears & sleepless nights

Let a Top-Rated Pediatrician treat your child’s ear infection

Have antibiotics or needed prescriptions called into your pharmacy

Keep your kid safe at home during an easy & secure online visit

Fee: $79

No Insurance needed

No Wait On-Time Appointments

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(682) 500-1616

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Typical Ear Infection Symptoms

Crying/Fussiness

Pain in Ear

Pulling/Rubbing At Ear

Red/Hot/Swollen Ear

Refusal To Bottle or Breast Feed

Sore Throat/Decreased Appetite

Unable To Sleep At Night

Ear Painful To Touch

Headache

Hearing Loss

Lethargy

Pus/Fluid Coming from Ear Canal

Stiff Neck

Vomiting

Treatment For Ear Infection

Confirm Diagnosis – Not every earache is due to an ear infection. We will review the sequence of events & examine your child to determine if they have an infection or not.

Need for Antibiotics – A bacterial ear infection needs to be treated with antibiotics in order to resolve. Once antibiotics are started, symptoms improve within 24 to 48 hours.

Watch & Wait – There are also viral ear infections & earaches from pressure behind the eardrum. In these cases, we may wait to see if symptoms resolve without antibiotics.

Manage Fever – A fever indicates the likelihood of an ear infection in your child. Using Tylenol/Ibuprofen reduces the fever while also helping your child with their ear pain.

Relieve Discomfort – There are a number of home remedies our BabiesMD Pediatrician will discuss with you to help your child feel better as soon as possible.

Prevent Recurrence – Some kids get recurrent ear infections because of frequent nasal congestion or the structure of their facial bones. We will be glad to go over this with you.

$79 Pediatrician Visits

Virtual Pediatrician Visits are offered at very affordable rates. There are no Insurance requirements and the same rates apply on weekends and late nights as well. The tremendous savings over a traditional Pediatric Urgent Care visit or a Pediatrician’s office visit are passed on to our families.

No Insurance Required

Online Visits Cost Less

Office/Urgent Care Visit
$159
Online Pediatrician Visit
$79

You save $80

Dr. Rashmi Jain

Dr. Rashmi Jain
Founder, BabiesMD

Meet Your Pediatrician

Ear Infections can be very uncomfortable and painful for kids, especially for young kids who are not able to express what they’re feeling. At BabiesMD, we take pride in listening to parents, thoroughly evaluating our patients, and helping families get to the right diagnosis, management, and treatment for their kid. As Telemedicine Pediatricians, we are thankful to utilize technology to be able to diagnose issues in a matter of minutes.

Concerns & Curiosities Expressed By Parents

Why did my child get an Ear Infection?

An ear infection starts when viruses or bacteria grow behind the eardrum in an area called the middle ear. These infectious agents can travel to the area of the middle ear after your child has been sick with a cold or throat infection. If there is fluid/mucus congestion behind the eardrum, it makes it conducive for infections to take place.

When will my child feel better after an Ear Infection?

While a bacterial ear infection begins to improve within 1-2 days of being on antibiotics, a viral ear infection may take a few days to resolve. Once the infection is gone, it will take longer for your child’s body to drain the fluid and mucus from behind the ear. This can take anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks. Kids are usually back to being their normal selves in these latter weeks after the infectious agents are gone from their body.

How long will my child have to take antibiotics for an Ear Infection?

If your child is prescribed antibiotics for treatment of an ear infection, it is very important to complete the entire course as prescribed. Most antibiotic courses are 10 days in duration. There are some courses that are only for 5 or 7 days. Your doctor will decide which antibiotic is best for your child given their symptoms, history of what has been going on during this illness and frequency of ear infections in the past.

Can I see an Online Pediatrician when my child has an Ear Infection?

Absolutely! Much of a Pediatrician’s evaluation involves speaking to parents about the progression of events during this illness and taking a close look at your child. With your help, a Virtual Pediatrician can look at your child’s external ear, examine features of their face & neck and make a diagnosis & decision on what treatment your child needs.

What can I do at home to help my child feel better now?

Symptomatic relief can range from using Tylenol or Ibuprofen if your child is old enough to using warm compresses on the ear and adjusting the position in which kids sleep. It might also involve modifications on how your child drinks from their bottle. Our BabiesMD Pediatricians are experts in talking through the different avenues of treatment to help you and your baby get rest at night again.

Can I prevent my child from getting an Ear Infection?

Some children may be more prone to getting ear infections because of the anatomy of their facial bones or because of recurrent mucus congestion behind the eardrums that can attract bacteria & viruses. However, there are a few things that might reduce their risk of getting ear infections.

1) Make sure your kids get their Flu & Prevnar vaccinations as recommended.
2) Breastfeed your infant to protect against ear infections.
3) Never lay babies flat when they’re taking a bottle or breastfeeding.
4) Avoid second-hand smoke exposure for your kids.
5) Reduce exposure to other children/people who have upper respiratory infections.

Are Ear Infections more common in babies & toddlers?

Because infants have small necks, their eustachian tubes are more horizontal and have a harder time draining fluid and mucus from behind the eardrum. Additionally, infants are often in a laying down position which makes it hard for gravity to help drain fluid from behind their ears. Instead, backflow of breastmilk/formula into the eustachian tube can create moisture behind the middle ear. On top of all this, infants’ immune systems are still young and learning. Exposure to viruses and bacteria cause more infections than in older kids until their body learns to fight them off more effectively.

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