Ear Discharge In An 11-month-old Baby Who Has A Fever?

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My son is 11 months old, recently he has a cold and cough. In the past, it was also released, when I was 2 months old and the cause was the same because of the flu u0026amp; cough. But some say it’s because of the breast milk that comes in. What’s the real cause? And that’s dangerous, thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Irma,

Thank you for your question. Fluid that comes out of the ear should not be underestimated, especially if this condition has occurred repeatedly. Fluid discharge from the ear is generally caused by a middle ear infection or otitis media. If your child has the flu and this condition is not treated properly, the infection can travel to the middle ear because the nasal and throat cavities are connected to the middle ear through a channel called the Estachius tube. Infection in the middle ear causes the formation of infectious fluid. This fluid can build up and press on the eardrum, causing pain and tearing of the eardrum. When there is a tear, fluid from the middle ear will come out of the ear. Infection of the outer ear / otitis externa can also cause the same symptoms. This condition is not caused by breast milk.

Please consult a doctor immediately so that the doctor can perform an examination of your child's ears and other physical examinations on your child. The doctor will prescribe treatment for your child depending on the underlying condition. If proven to have otitis media, your child will usually be given ear drops and antibiotics depending on the doctor's examination. Do not delay consulting a doctor so that this condition can be treated immediately and does not cause further complications. For the time being, avoid putting anything in your ear. Keep your child's ears clean and dry.

Hope this information is useful.

Dr. Aloisia

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