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Posted by: Tk | 2010/03/11

Smelly ears

Hi doc,

My sister''s son is 4yrs old, he has a problem with his ears, they produce smelly dirt, he''s been to the doctor before and the problem was fixed but it''s happening again. We''ve tried using medicine for the ear, it doesn''t work. What do u think is the problem???? PLEASE HELP!

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Dear Tk

The problem could be the same as last, or perhaps a different cause is to blame. You would need an examination and an opinion regarding the possible cause. Only then can one decide on a course of action. It is possible that an infection is to blame, but this needs to be confirmed, and a reason should be established as to why it has re-occured.

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