Ears Of Babies Aged 3 Months Come Out Smelly Yellow Stool?
AssalamualaikumDok want, I have a baby aged 3 months 6 days. It’s been a week my baby’s ears are dirty and smelly, sometimes his ears are runny yellow and now they are runny like pus but not too much … before I often clean my baby’s ears with a cotton bud and I wet using telon oil. Is that the cause? Is my baby included as an ear infection? How is the treatment? Thank you
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Ear infections in infants and children are often found. Ear infections can occur in the outer ear, or middle ear. Infection in the external ear is also called otitis externa. While infection in the middle ear is also referred to as otitis media. Both external and internal otitis can be caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi.
In children and infants, otitis media is a common infection. The disease is associated with the presence of other infections, especially in the respiratory tract. Keep in mind that the eustacius tube is a hole that can connect between the ear, nose and throat. So that the germs that cause diseases such as ARI will go up to the ear and cause inflammation in the middle ear (otitis media).
In infants the symptoms of otitis media that can occur include fever, a history of previous cold coughs, babies are often fussy to refuse breastfeeding, often hold their ears, disturbed their sleep, white / pus discharge appears from the ear hole, redness in the eardrum on physical examination, etc. In infants less than 6 months old, symptoms are often not specific.
In otitis externa can occur due to trauma, especially when cleaning the ear, exposure to objects that have been contaminated with germs before, etc.
Related to your question, if you find any fluid coming out of the ear hole, it is better to immediately consult a ENT specialist or to your nearest pediatrician. The liquid can be an indication of infection that needs to be treated immediately.
To help reduce complaints that can interfere with your baby's comfort, compress with warm water if the fever, position the baby's head higher, clean the liquid coming out of the ear with caution. Also give paracetamol whose dosage is adjusted for body weight if a fussy baby is found which can be caused by pain in the ear.
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