How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 33319
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
18722459
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now

My 4 year old granddaughter is staying with me to night, she

Customer Question

My 4 year old granddaughter is staying with me to night, she has had a nasty cold and chesty cough but tonight she has ear ache, is there anything I can do to ease her discomfort
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. For now you can give her children's paracetamol and use some Vicks Vaporub on her chest along with giving her lots of fluids. She's really too young for antihistamines or decongestants. Some lemon and honey in tea may also help. This may pass in a day or so but if it goes on beyond the weekend she needs to see a doctor