6 doctors weighed in:

What do I do if I see a discharge from my child's ear?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Call your doc.

A discharge from the ear can mean something more serious than just ear pain.
Talk with your provider. He or she will ask about other symptoms and/or a history of swimming or trauma. Request an appointment within 24-72 hours.

In brief: Call your doc.

A discharge from the ear can mean something more serious than just ear pain.
Talk with your provider. He or she will ask about other symptoms and/or a history of swimming or trauma. Request an appointment within 24-72 hours.
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Thank
Dr. Jon Aoki
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Possible infection

Earwax is okay but mucous, pus or blood suggests infection so see his or her doctor.

In brief: Possible infection

Earwax is okay but mucous, pus or blood suggests infection so see his or her doctor.
Dr. Jon Aoki
Dr. Jon Aoki
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors