Preauricular Sinus Management In Infants Aged 4 Months?

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Hello, I have a baby 4 months have a small hole in the left ear / preauricular sinus. How should the hole be treated, because I read the info on google can also be infected, can be swollen, itchy and even I had read the news that there was surgery because of a severe infection. Once I pushed out the dirt intending to clean up because I did not understand this sinus problem. When I searched for my info, I was a bit panicked and thinking. Please the solution. Thanks

1 Answer:

Hello, Thank you for the question.


Preauricular sinus is a congenital birth defect found in children, which is a small hole found in the arch of the earlobe, in front of the ear, close to the face. This condition does not cause any symptoms. However, this preauricular sinus can develop an infection that can cause symptoms of redness, swelling, pain, suppuration, and fever. In general, preauricular sinus does not cause other health problems and you do not need to worry about this condition. You also don't need to clean it specifically. All you need to do is continue to monitor the condition and symptoms of your child. If signs of infection are found as mentioned above, then please consult your doctor immediately for further examination and treatment. Usually the doctor will give antibiotics to your child or, if necessary, remove the pus collected in it and a small surgical procedure. If this sinus has a recurring infection, the new doctor will recommend surgery to close this hole and connect the channel under the skin. Do not hesitate to consult with a pediatrician if you still have further questions or other concerns.


Hopefully this information helps you.

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