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Hi my 3 year old son just started complaining about ear pain. i looked in there with a flash light and saw a hard puss, could that he ear infection?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Can't say: The chances that you could actually see the ear drum with a flashlight & distinguish hard wax from pus (which is not hard) is remote. At that age the ear canal turns a slight corner. The way you sort this out is by having someone examine the kid.

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