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Hearing management

Question
Posted by: Jacque | 2007/04/24

Q.

Ear leacking

My daughter is now 3yrs old and she had her tonsils removed and grommets inserted in February 2007. Due to her teething with her ear & throat (which means that she always got a infected ear and throat). On the 19 April 2007 I noticed that the left ear was runny / leaking wax. The doctor did say that the grommits will let the wax run out of the ear. But when I call the nearest clinic I was told that it is not a concern but something must be causing the ear to leak and to still take her in to see the Dr. What is the cause of this and will this be a concern? She's had this problem with the ear infection since she was bussy teething. Please can someone help me?

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Dear Jacque

The purpose of the grommet is to drain the middle ear as well as release fluid/pressure build-up. It is normal to have an excretion when there are grommets inserted. If however, you are still concerned or suspect that there might be a new infection, then rather go for a check-up with the doctor that did the grommets

Please let me know if you have any further questions

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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