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Posted by: Rachael | 2011/10/19

Discharge from ear

My 22 month old daughter has been waking up at night and seems to be in pain. Three days ago I noticed a foul smelling discharge from her ear which left a yellow stain on the sheets. I took her to the GP who said there is no infection, just a little fluid on the ear. She prescribed ponstan. What is the smelly discharge then?

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Rachael

Ask your doctor to take a swab of the discharge for analysis. If she has a fever, it is possible that she might need a course of antibiotics to treat otitis.

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