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A 22-year-old male asked:

my 2 ear old has a runny nose and her ear started hurting. i put some herbal drops and noticed a lot of blood in her other ear , what should i do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Time to seek help: Two year old kids are likely to have an ear infection when they present as described. Blood in the ear canal could mean a ruptured ear drum from infection or a kid placing foreign objects in the canal to try to poke at a pain source, resulting in a bloody scratch in the canal.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Provided original answer
In young kids, ruptures will generally heal quickly with simple medical treatment. Older folks who's growth has slowed may require special care/surgery/patching.
Dec 28, 2012

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