A 6 Year Old Child Has Pus And Smells Bad?
I have a 6 year old child, yesterday he had an earache until he suddenly got swollen and a boil was in his ear hole, the boil might burst. After the boils heal and dry. There was wax in my child’s ear. It covered his ear cavity. Even the ear holes couldn’t appear anymore. I also cleaned it with catonbad and the dirt was very smelly. What should I do. Is that a danger?
Hello Lulla, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
First of all, we need to know for sure whether the pus that comes out of your child's ear comes from an ulcer in the ear canal that has ruptured or comes from an infected middle ear and a ruptured eardrum. Whatever the condition, one thing you need to pay attention to is not to scrape your child's ears with cotton buds or ear rakes. We recommend that you take your child to the ENT doctor first for examination.
If indeed the pus that comes out comes from a boil that has burst in the ear canal, what your child is experiencing is called otitis externa. This condition can be managed by first cleaning the ear from the remaining dirt or pus, followed by topical antibiotics (antibiotic ear drops). If the infection looks severe, can also be given antibiotics to drink.
If the pus comes from an infection in the middle ear and a ruptured eardrum, then what your child is experiencing is called otitis media. In this case, your child's ears will first be cleaned of any remaining dirt and pus. Otitis media accompanied by a ruptured eardrum will require therapy with oral antibiotics.
As mentioned above, you should not do ear cleaning yourself or drop any medication or fluid into your child's ear. Cleaning your ears with a cotton swab gives you the risk of earwax getting deeper into the ear canal and it can even cause a tear that was previously intact, or a torn eardrum becomes even more torn. It is better if you take your child to an ENT doctor so that any infection that occurs in the ear can be treated immediately.
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