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68. Tonsillectomy Tonsillectomy - Bad mouth odor is normal following tonsillectomy and may be relieved by drinking more
liquids. Options 1, 2, and 3 are incorrect. In addition, mouthwash gargles (option 3) will irritate the throat.
69. Ear Drops
Ear Drops - For children younger than age 3, the nurse instructs the parent that the auditory canal is
straightened by pulling the lobe down and back. For children older than 3 years, the pinna (option 1) is pulled up and back.
70. Acute Otitis Media
Acute Otitis Media - Acute otitis media is usually an infectious inflammation of the middle ear. The
child will often have fever, pain, loss of appetite, and possible ear drainage. The child¶s fever should be treated with
acetaminophen (Tylenol). The child is positioned on his or her affected side to facilitate drainage. A soft diet is recommended
during the acute stage to avoid pain that can occur with chewing. Antibiotics are prescribed to treat the bacterial infection and
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- Spring '14