Red Baby Ear Drum?
Afternoon Doctor, I have a 13-month-old baby, it’s been 2 months that my baby often put his finger in his ear so that he sometimes bleeds his ear, and very often pulls his ear, I’ve brought the baby to the ENT doctor and from the doctor’s examination results My son’s eardrums are red, earwax is also not much and no need to use drops and tonsils are swollen, even though my child is not coughing a cold and still wants to eat, prescribed ointment for ear wounds, 2 pain relievers and antibiotics (honest I less satisfied with the doctor who immediately prescribed so many drugs) I feel sorry because the ears are often inserted fingers may be itchy or sick just sibayi who knows, I also check for no swollen gums, how is the doctor’s solution about my child? Do you need to check another ENT? or is that characteristic of “infection”? Thank you in advance hope the doctor can help me to act better
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your feelings. The doctor should have a communicative nature, so that the patient or his parents understand the conditions experienced, so they can feel more calm and know what actions should be taken.
In your child's condition, if the focus is on the ear disorders, there really shouldn't be anything to do with the tonsils. Your child's tonsils may be swollen, but swollen tonsils shouldn't make the ears feel irritated, and they may be swollen for a long time, not recently. The behavior that your child does, is likely to occur because he feels a disturbance in his ear area, whether it feels itchy or painful. It may especially be itchy, because if it hurts, it won't intentionally repeat it again because it feels uncomfortable. Itching in the ear can be caused by various things, such as fungal infections, skin irritations, allergies (such as allergies to earrings), the effects of insect bites, and much more.
His advice was checked by the ENT doctor. And if you are not satisfied with the ENT doctor, you may seek a second opinion from the ENT doctor at another hospital, and this time don't hesitate to ask. No problem to always pursue an explanation from a doctor because it's your right as a parent. If it turns out that this ENT doctor did not find any abnormalities in your child's ears, try to see a dermatologist, because it could be that itchy or annoying is the skin around his ears, not the ears themselves.
In the meantime, make sure your child keeps his nails short and clean, and if necessary put on gloves to prevent his habits. You do not need to clean with a cotton bud because it can actually push the ear wax deeper. And try to remember again if there are certain triggers that occur before he does this habit, and then conveyed to the doctor during the examination. So, hopefully answering your question.