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After hrs doc diagnosed 2yold w double ear infection said ears injected and red but no buldge/puss. Did she diagnose to early? ifec w/out bulge/puss?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Well, bulging/pus ..
If the eustachian tubes are still functioning/allowing some drainage, bulging or pus may not be evident on exam, only redness.
Bulging means there is pressure building up and pushes on the drum, which causes pain/discomfort, hence pulling/poking ears by the child. Many children will only have redness and fever. So, can't tell if too early..Redness of drum n fever suggest infection good luck..

In brief: Well, bulging/pus ..
If the eustachian tubes are still functioning/allowing some drainage, bulging or pus may not be evident on exam, only redness.
Bulging means there is pressure building up and pushes on the drum, which causes pain/discomfort, hence pulling/poking ears by the child. Many children will only have redness and fever. So, can't tell if too early..Redness of drum n fever suggest infection good luck..
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: See your PCP
"injected ears" is a "trash can term" - in nearly 15 years of ENT practice.
. I have never used that term... See your pediatrician or your ENT if you have one for second opinion.

In brief: See your PCP
"injected ears" is a "trash can term" - in nearly 15 years of ENT practice.
. I have never used that term... See your pediatrician or your ENT if you have one for second opinion.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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