Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Faith | 2011-05-19

Q.

Ear problem

hi doc

i have 1year and 4month son he is always scratching his ears for 3 months now he has no running water but they have scars as he scratch them every day should i be worried is the something wrong with his ears

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Yes, this is a condition called 'otitis externa' which is' both a skin rash and infection of the outer ear. Please take your son to see a doctor as it can sometimes be difficult to treat this problem of otitis externa in such a young child.

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