A Small Lump In The Ear Of A 7 Month Baby?
Tonight, I want to ask, my baby is on his right ear, there is a small lump and there is a yellow liquid, the lump is in his ear hole. Is it dangerous? Please, thank you.
Hello, thanks for the question.
Lumps in the ear can be caused by several things, can be due to infections, tumors, and so forth. Infection of the ear, can be in the form of otitisitis, which is inflammation of the outer ear canal (outer ear canal until in front of the eardrum), which is characterized by symptoms of a lump in the outer ear, swelling, redness, pain, watering, itching, and such pressure from the ear. In addition, it can also be due to cartilage inflammation or recurrent pericondritis, otomycosis or ear infections due to fungus, and so forth. To be sure, it needs to be examined directly by a doctor. The doctor will conduct question and answer, physical examination, and additional examinations if needed. Handling will be adjusted to the cause of the complaint. Your doctor may prescribe medicines, both oral medications and ear drops, to reduce inflammation and other medications according to complaints. It is better to avoid squeezing or breaking the lump, avoid digging the ear too deep, avoid swimming or putting water into the ear, eating healthy and nutritious food, fulfilling the need for fluids, and should consume medication prescribed by the doctor regularly.
Thus, hopefully it helps.