Viewing options
Standard display
High contrast
Dark blue on cream
Dark on light blue
 
Change language
  • a
  • a
  • a
Change font size
Healthcare for residents of Lewisham
 

 

Earache

 

Earache is a common problem, particularly in children. It can be worrying, but it's usually only caused by a minor infection and will often get better in a few days without treatment.

It's not always necessary to see your GP if you or your child have earache.

 

 You should contact your GP or the 111 service if:

•You or your child also has other symptoms, such as a high temperature (fever), vomiting, a severe sore throat, swelling around the ear, or discharge from the ear

•There is something stuck in your or your child's ear

•The earache doesn't improve within a few days

 

There are some things you can try at home to help with the symptoms of earache.

To treat the pain, you can use over-the-counter pain killers such as paracetamol. Placing a warm flannel against the affected ear may also help relieve the pain. It is also important to avoid getting the affected ear wet.

 

For more information on earache, visit the NHS choices website by clicking the link below:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/earache/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 

Adapted from NHS Choices

 
View all

Practice News

GP Extended Access
If there are no more appointments available at the Practice, we may offer you an appointme…
Read more…
Pharmacy First
Not all illnesses require a GP appointment - Pharmacists can treat a number of minor ailme…
Read more…
Mobile App & Online Access
You can now book appointments and order repeat prescriptions via an app on your phone, ple…
Read more…
 

CQC Report

 
View all

Upcoming Events

 
Back to top