Fever In Children After The Ear Cleaning Process?
Good evening, sorry I want to ask my son aged 20 months this morning I wiped his ears using cutton buds but the dirt was hard to come out I finally took it to the puskesmas to be assisted by a midwife, it turned out that the puskesmas was diverted to the emergency room and treated by a nurse cleaned by my child’s ears with liquid spray. infusion using a syringe without needles then the dirt is taken with a small tweezers when he got home my son’s body is hot what is the effect of the IV fluid sprayed? Or less sterile tools?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The possible conditions experienced by your child are actually diverse, and do not have to be related to the history of the treatment they received. This is because fever is not a specific symptom, and can occur due to infection or inflammation in any part of the body, especially in children.
If related, then the thing that can happen is that there has been an injury to the ear canal when you try to remove the dirt using a cotton bud. Friction that occurs when you strive to remove the dirt can cause injury and if so, any bacteria around it can infect. If an infection has occurred, it is natural that one of the symptoms is fever.
Regarding the handling by the ER nurse herself, this should be quite safe because from your story, the nurse only sprayed it with intravenous fluids. The intravenous fluid is sterile and safe because as you might already know, the main purpose of the fluid is to be introduced into our bodies through blood vessels. So if the blood vessels are safe, of course they should not have any problems if inserted into the ear. Humid inside of the ear canal can indeed trigger an infection, but this is when humidity occurs frequently such as in swimmers or surfers, so this condition is also called swimmer's ear or surfer's ear, so it is not as direct as your child.
Our advice, try to compress his forehead with a warm compress, and pay attention to the development of his condition. If after 3 days the fever still persists, consult a doctor to be given further treatment. So, hopefully answering your question.