Posted by: stephanie | 2010/02/10


Hi There,

My son had grommets put in at 9 months he is now 2 yrs. and 3 months and the grommets are still in but the one ear stinks terribly and green mucus comes out, His GP keeps giving him antibiotics and after 2 days the smell comes back, is there anything else one can do?


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Dear Stephanie

You need an urgent ENT opinion regarding the discharging ear. The ear needs proper cleaning as well as the appropriate ear drops. Antibiotics taken orally will not solve the problem. Grommets are placed to create ventilation to the middle ear, and a discharging ear is not normal.
The general rule is that grommets should not stay in for longer than two years, in which case they need removal.


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