Sleep Often One Side Of The Ears Watery And Smelly?
Afternoon … Want to ask my baby 2 months old if he sleeps sideways to the right … until the head is peyang … which makes me worry again my baby’s ears are runny yellow and smelly … Is that really what people say (cranky) is only caused sleeping position ? How to treat it? Danger not for babies? Please answer … good afternoon and thank you.
Thank you for the question.
Indeed, a baby's sleeping position that is too long facing one side is prone to make his head gloomy (plagiocephaly). But that's not all, your baby's head can also occur due to genetic influences, its position in the uterus, torticollis, craniosinostosis, and many other medical conditions. As long as there are no other complaints that accompany, often this condition is not dangerous. Considering your baby is only 2 months old, where the crown has not yet closed, this peyang can still be repaired. The method is by changing the sleeping position, holding and breastfeeding the child, and providing a sleeping pad and play mat that is flat but not too soft so he feels more comfortable.
In contrast to peyang, complaints in the ears that produce yellowish water with an unpleasant odor are not directly related to their sleeping position. This condition is more often caused by inflammation of the ears, can be on the outside (otitis externa) or middle (otitis media). The cause of this inflammation can vary, ranging from infection, foreign body entry, accumulation of earwax, inflammation of the respiratory tract, certain ear anatomical abnormalities, and so on.
So that the complaint is resolved, you should check your baby directly to the doctor, pediatrician, or ENT doctor, yes. In the meantime, do not carelessly pry or put anything (including water) into your baby's ear. Just make sure you breastfeed the baby enough milk, keep the ears clean, keep the baby away from substances that often make him allergic, and immediately consult a doctor if you experience symptoms of inflammation in the airways, such as coughing, runny nose, hoarseness, fever, etc. does not spread to the ears.
Hope this helps ...