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how can i get rid of buldging fluid in my babies ear drum he's 7 months old and had it for over 3 months he's been on antibiotics to many times?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See an ENT: If a child has an ear infection which doesn't clear after 2 months of antibiotics, or keeps recurring within less than 2 weeks after antibiotics, you may need to ask your doctor for a referral to an ear, nose, and throat specialist. Tubes are sometimes used to resolve this problem until the baby's own eustachian tubes grow.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Fluid or infection?: V.Howie at ut galveston found that a percentage of normal infants had clear fluid for 3-4 months in the first year without true infection or negative outcome.That said, if the kid has had bulging painful infections that won't clear with multiple meds over 90 days a set of tubes may be needed. Time for a consultation.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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