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Does An Ear Discharge Mean My Baby Has An Ear Infection
No, could be wax: Not all ear discharge is considered abnormal. Ear wax may drain out of the ear canal and is generally not associated with any pain or discomfort. In a child who has been sick with a cold and severe ear pain, ear drainage could be due to a ruptured ear drum from a middle ear infection. Also if your child has ear tubes, infected drainage may be due to an ear infection as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more
Most likely: The fluid can represent a middle ear infection which either caused a perforation of the ear drum to release pressure or oozing of fluid through the ear drum. This is particularly suspect if the baby recently has had an upper respiratory infection. Less likely, the fluid can be due to an external otitis(swimmer's ear) where water collects in the ear canal resulting in inflammation and pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking an antibiotic for a suspected sinus infection. Now my ear hurts. Does this mean the antibiotic is not working? Do I have an ear infection??
Child has ear infection and now ear
Lobe looks infected is this concerning or normal with ear infections?
It might: The common cause of ear pain is a stretch on the ear drum.This occurs as you land from an airplane trip when the air pressure changes.It can occur if the drum has infection in the tissue (myringitis) or there is pressure from an expanding infection in the middle ear.The eardrum also shares a nerve with the jaw, so some tooth problems could cause ear pain. To know for sure it must be evaluated. ...Read more
My daughter has ear tubes. Her ear canal is red and she is playing with it. Is it an ear infection. ?
Possibly: Tubes do not prevent ear infections, despite the common misconception to that effect. That said, if the canal is inflamed, it can sometimes indicate an infection, so have her seen. You do not mention her age, but some children will have a tendency to play with their ears, just because they find them. Treat her for fever if she develops one, and have her seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define "infection": The presence of middle ear fluid is a common finding in infancy and studies find as many as 40% have it for up to 3 months without invasion by germs. Some infants get a mild viral middle ear infection that self clears in about 3 days & no meds are needed. When the process involves germs that turn middle ear fluid to pus, which the doc can see on exam, it will need antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My daughter has a severe ear infection she's on antibiotics (oral) but now her ear has a pussy bloody discharge is this normal an what causes it?
Ear Drum Rupture: It is very likely her eardrum ruptured. While this looks like a worry some issue, it is simply the body's natural way of relieving the pressure. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain relief and continue the current antibiotics. It is likely your child is feeling less pain as a result of the rupture. See your pediatrician in the next 1-2 days to have the ear reevaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear popped after blowing my nose. Turns out, have an ear infection. Was given antibiotics but ear is still blocked and hearing is muffled. What to do?
If my 3 year year old gets an ear infection from a prior bronchial infection, does that automatically mean it was bacterial? Could it have been viral?
I have had an ear infection for one week I have antibiotics but i can hear a fizzing sound in my ear.. what should I do? is it an infection or ear wax
No: It is expected that all infants will have an ear infection by their 2nd birthday and some have 5 or more in a year. Modern abx therapy and monitoring has almost eliminated the long term problems of conductive hearing loss common before antibiotics. Some delay in speech development is common with those having the most infections, but catch up progress is the norm for that group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 year old is congested with a cough and now earache. Doest that mean she has an ear infection?
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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