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my 6 mon old bub has thick dark liquid coming out of the same ear for a month now and it smells he's been on anti twice in a month for ear infec -help?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Ear drainage: See an ENT specialist.Your child may have a cholesteatoma which needs immediate attention.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Culture: Your doctor needs to take a sample of that drainage and send it for culture. It could be a resistant bacteria, or other infection like a fungus or yeast, especially since he's been on several courses of antibiotics. If your primary care doc can't help you, see an ENT doc. That kind of smelly drainage is not normal in a 6 month old.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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