The Child Has A Fever, The Heat Has Gone Down, His Ears Are Smelly?
Initially, the brown dirt came out very smelly. NThen cleaned with cotton, given another fever-reducing medicine with ear drops, this afternoon I saw he rubbed his ears and there was a little blood … I just now what do we do to continue using ear drops take it to the doctor again
Hello Mrs. Sriee,
Chances are your child has a middle ear infection known as otitis media. Usually caused by a bacterial infection that attacks the ear, it is more common in children.
Otitis media is caused due to blockage of the eustachian tube that connects the ear and throat, usually when you have a cold cough. This can lead to fluid buildup and infection in the ear. This usually causes ear pain or the child becomes very fussy, especially if put to sleep. If it continues to happen, the buildup of fluid can increase and cause the eardrum to rupture / rupture so that the fluid flows out. If the discharge from the ear has been more than two months, it is called OMSK (chronic suppurative otitis media). Otitis media is usually treated with antibiotics, either by drops or by drinking it for a period of time.
The bleeding may be caused by a cut from the ear, or by a ruptured eardrum. Given that it is difficult to determine the cause without a direct examination, you should check your child again with an ENT doctor to be sure. You should also prevent a similar incident (the child picking your ear) so that the situation does not get worse.
Usually in children, a ruptured eardrum can heal again and does not interfere with hearing in the future. Even so, proper and immediate handling is needed so that the healing process is good. At this time, besides preventing children from picking their ears, avoid swimming activities. Provide adequate nutrition, immunize according to schedule.