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What does it mean when there is an odd smell from a child's ear?
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In brief: Something in it!
The most common cause of a stench in the ear is a foreign body in it.
Or it could be an infection. Best thing to do is have the ears looked at.

In brief: Something in it!
The most common cause of a stench in the ear is a foreign body in it.
Or it could be an infection. Best thing to do is have the ears looked at.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends
The ear will generally have no specific odor.If it does, something is triggering it.
This could be as simple as a little soapy water getting inside and reacting with the earwax.This can yield a slight mouse urine odor.Odor can also mean a retained foreign body and or canal infection.It could be well worth an office visit to sort this out.

In brief: Depends
The ear will generally have no specific odor.If it does, something is triggering it.
This could be as simple as a little soapy water getting inside and reacting with the earwax.This can yield a slight mouse urine odor.Odor can also mean a retained foreign body and or canal infection.It could be well worth an office visit to sort this out.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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