Ear Care Advice

Cork Emergency Departments

Your child has:

  • An infection in the ear canal
  • An infection in the middle ear
  • A perforated ear drum
  • Other _________________

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Ear drops

Deliver ____drops into the ____ear _________ times per day for _____ days


Wash your hands (before and after), tilt the child’s head and run the ear drops down the side of the ear canal. Move the lobe gently back and forward to help the drops pass down. Plug ear with cotton wool following administration. Dispose of drops on completion of the course.

Pain killers

Take medication as prescribed or advised by the nurse/ doctor in the emergency department.

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If you are concerned, please contact the Emergency Department you first attended:

Mercy Injury Unit, Gurranabraher (021)4926900

LIU Mallow(022)58506

LIU Bantry(027)52900

Content by CNM2 Anne O’ Keeffe May 2007. Adapted from: MD Consultant/hhtp://0-home.md.consultant.com.innopac.ucc.ie (26/02/2007)