1 Month Old Babies Often Have Green And Smelly Earwax?

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Hello, my one month old child often has green and smelly discharge from the ear canal to the back of the earlobe, is this normal for babies? Tq

1 Answer:

Hello Melidarputri,


Does your baby have frequent colds? Does the baby seem uncomfortable and hold their ears often? The presence of green and smelly discharge from the ears can be caused by the following factors:

Otitis media
External otitis
The presence of foreign objects in the ear, such as fluid, animals, cotton buds that are left behind
Too deep when cleaning baby's ears

Otitis media in infants is characterized by the baby often pulls, grasps, holds his ears, is fussy, does not react in slow sounds, has difficulty sleeping at night, coughs, runny nose. Otitis media is more common in children who often experience cold coughs.


To confirm the condition of your child, I suggest that your child be checked by an ENT doctor so that tests can be done to determine the cause of the discharge from your child's ear. If the cause has been confirmed then the doctor will provide the right treatment. The treatment given will of course be tailored to your child's condition.


In the meantime, you should not clean the baby's ears too deeply, keep the baby's ears from getting into fluids, and avoid giving any drops other than what the doctor recommended.


The following articles are related to the topic of your question:


Ear discharge


Thank you and hope it helps,


dr. Devika Y

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