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My 11 year old boy has bad ear ache, started tonight, cannot

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My 11 year old boy has bad ear ache, started tonight, cannot sleep for the pain. I’ve given him calpol & hot water bottle. Can I do anything else please?
Assistant: Are you experiencing any dizziness? Do you have a fever?
Customer: Been dizzy now & again but no fever
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: he fell off his motorbike on Friday & has had a bang to his face
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 14 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 14 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 14 days ago.

May I ask some quick questions to help me give you the best answer today:

- Any medical problems?

- Any other medications?

- Any allergies?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
No, no, no
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Hello?
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 14 days ago.

Thank you.

Ibuprofen will normally work very well indeed for earache and can be used safely in combination with Paracetamol (Calpol).

Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 14 days ago.

The standard dose of Ibuprofen he can take for his age is 300mg, otherwise if you know an accurate weight for him then I can calculate an individual dose for him based on this.

Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 14 days ago.

Does this help?

Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 11 days ago.

Just a courtesy follow up as I did not hear back from you.

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