Fluid Out Of The Ears Of Children Aged 19 Months After A Fever?

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Afternoon doctor. My son, aged 19 months, often has a runny nose due to runny fluid but does not smell. Is that dangerous? Is it true that the discharge is due to a cold that doesn’t heal. How is the treatment y doctor

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Hello, Queen, thank you for asking with HealthReplies.com.

Some of the causes of your child's complaints include

Infection or inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media)
Infection or inflammation of the ear canal or earlobe (otitis external)
Ear canal covered with dirt (serumen prop)

Generally in children who experience cough colds can occur infections in the middle ear This happens because our throat and ears are connected to a channel that is the eustachian tube where in children the channel is shorter and flatter so it is very easy for germs to move from the throat to the ear. The discharge in the ear can occur due to infection in the middle ear (otitis media) where the infection will make it accumulate fluid or pus in the middle ear and can tear the eardrum and then the fluid will flow out of the ear.


Doctors need more complete information or a physical examination directly because the discharge can be caused by several other causes, so you should be able to consult directly with your doctor or pediatrician. Your doctor will probably give antibiotics or ear drops according to your child's complaints. You are advised to continue to provide food with balanced nutrition, enough drinking water for children to avoid dehydration and to reduce fever and pain you can give over-the-counter medicines such as paracetamol.


Hopefully this information can help you. Thank you

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