Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Louise | 2009-04-28


Ear infection

Hi there. I am a mother of 3 older children and have seen and treated a lot of ear infections. My 9 year old son has allergies and asthma. So he normally takes antihistamines daily and an asthma pump. He often still walks around with a slight runny nose. I give him ACC200 when needed. But last week he woke in the middle of the night with earache. I took him to the Dr next day with puss coming out of his ear. (No blood, so the eardrum I think is still intact) The Dr gave him antibiotics, but now after 5 days, although the puss isn' t streaming out anymore, When I clean his ear, I can see a whole lot of yellowish-white puss deeper in. Is there anything else I can do? He is taking Illiadin Nosespray, the antibiotics and acc200.

Expert's Reply



Your son's ear drum must have burst relasing the pus from behind the ear drum into the ear canal. Keep his ear dry and mop his ear daily using an ear bud which should be turned around a few times to mop up the pus. Change over to the clean side of the ear bud and repeat the process. Do this twice a day until his ear clears up.

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