Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: worried mom | 2012-06-23

Q.

HELP with ears PLEASE

Hi my son 4y DOB 25/08/2007 had an ear infection 8weeks ago went to GP he said middle earinfection. Gave him Augmentin S125mg 5ml for 5 days, a week later green goo come poring out took him back another course of Augmentin same as the previous week. Next week I decided to take him to an ENT rather. ENT was horrified his one eardrum has burst and the other on is on the edge as well he said that my sin must be in so much pain. Put him on Orelox jnr 5ml x2pd for 5 days, and booked him for grommets the next day. He didn''t schedule for an follow up consultation. 2 weeks ago took hom to the pead when I took my daughter as she was not well. I asked him to please just have a look at my son aswell. His ears still hasn t cleared an Pead said the infection isn t good at all put him on illliadin drops for 5 days as his nose is also running and Augmentin ES 600mg 6ml x2pd for 7 days - he had his last dose the 4 days ago.
This morning I had a look in his ears as he is STILL complaining his one ear is wet with lots of green goo inside.

What now, where to? I really don''t know anymore :(

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

It is unusual for a boy of 4 years to have such severe ear problems. The problem with his treatment started off once your son's ears had started to discharge the infected mucous. It should have been obvious that your son's eardrums had burst and he should have been referred to an ENT specialist immediately for examination and almost certainly he needed grommets. Your son must go back to the ENT as soon as possible so that he can have grommets inserted to drain the infected fluid behind his eardrums. Antibiotics will not help at this stage.

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Posted by: Maria | 2012-06-23

You must take him back to the ENT asap. Please don''t delay, his hearing can be permanently damaged.

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