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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Anon | 2008/01/15

Q.

RE: Very small child

Thank you for the advise. My son is seeing an ENT for his ear problems. We were there yesterday again. The Dr told me this is the most difficult case he has dealt with in all his years in practise. Mark's ears fill with fluid that affects his hearing and balance, if we dont put grommets in, his eardrums perforate and the moment the perforation heals, the fliud build up again. If we put grommets in, his ears constantly discharges (huge amounts) and does not stop until we remove them. He never gets his ears wet with water - not even in the bath or shower. We are giving him another round of antibiotics/steroids/antihistamine treatment and if all alese fails, we will have his tonsils removed,adenoids removed, sinusses washed out and grommets put in. I will have him checked by the paed.

Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Thanks for the feed back which is much appreciated. I hope that the next round of treatment solves his problem. Removing his adenoids should have been done much earlier in such a difficult situation with recurrent ear infections.

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