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My 11 year old son is having ear ache last 3 days.

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My 11 year old son is having ear ache for the last 3 days. He has blocked nose , cough and cold too. He already had 4 courses of anti biotics to treat ear infection including pus discharge few month ago. My tip to walk in surgery didn't give him any anti biotics please advise
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your concerns today.
I am sorry to hear about your son.
If his symptoms do not improve in the next 24 to 48 hours he will likely require a course of an antibiotic considering his previous history.
At the present moment I would recommend continuing the medications that he is already taking as it seems likely to be a viral infection more than anything else.
I would also recommend using over-the-counter xylometazoline nasal spray or drops to help open up his nose and to help with his symptoms.
Let me know if you have more questions.
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