How To Treat Preauricular Sinus Without Surgery In Children 18 Months?

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My 18 month old pediatrician had a preauricular sinus disorder (there is a small hole congenital in the outer ear) in April had a swollen infection and had to have surgery to drain pus etc. In June the infection was again and swollen but we immediately realized and brought to the doctor given medicine and flattened. Another swollen September was given a referral by an ENT specialist to the hospital. Karyadi. It is possible for surgery to remove his pocket. But I have not been there yet

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Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The preauricular sinus is an opening and canal that forms in front of the ear, due to failure of tissue fusion while still in the womb. Until now, it is still not known why this condition occurs, but it is linked to genetics and heredity.


Having sinuses is not really a problem. It only becomes a problem when the hole fills with bacteria, dirt, or is irritated so that it becomes infected and inflamed. This can happen because unlike the ear canal, this sinus does not have glands, muscles and fine hairs to remove dirt from it. So that the possibility of infection is very high.


If an infection has occurred, what must be done is to give antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, and in some cases the pus may have to be sucked out. If the infection occurs repeatedly, then surgery should be done because if not, it is possible for it to happen again in the future.


Regarding your question, usually after surgery there will be no more swelling. Because as we have already mentioned, the swelling appears because bacteria collect in the hole. If the hole has been closed, it is no longer possible for bacteria to collect there. The operation also does not change the shape of the face. Maybe in the first few days to the first week there is inflammation, but for the future, there will be no difference.


Furthermore, if not operated on, of course it can be treated with antibiotics. But in the future, the condition could come back again, and the distance could be getting closer. So having you do the surgery, you will save time, money, effort and save your child from suffering from recurrent infections because the hole is not closed. So, hopefully it answers your question.

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