Hearing management

Posted by: tiza | 2008/06/01


left ear smelly

my son had grommets inserted at 8 months in 2005.towards end of 2007 the grommet in the right ear fell out but there was no sign of the left one.the ear started smelling once in every second week that was october 2007.march2008 he went in for surgery for removal of the other grommet at the same hospital and doctor (kempton park's arwyp& ent specialist dr van heerden). still today i'm having same smelly ear every second week.

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert

Dear Tiza

It is normal to have a secretion from the ear when there is a grommet in. If you are however concerned about it, please return to your ENT and discuss your concerns in detail with him/her. If there is further treatment necessary, they will be in the best position to advise you on that

Please let me know if you need any further information

kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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