The Ear Of A 1-year-old Boy Is Punctured By Cotton Bad?
Good night, I want to ask. Afternoon, I cleaned my ears 1 year old child 3 months ago using cotton bad suddenly he moved and stabbed, he filled the braids after I persuaded him to be quiet, but when I grabbed his ears, he cried after I finished the bath, I checked again ears, but he stabbed, ill exiting fluid like nana or blood but I am worried, is it okay ??
Hello Ms. Irma,
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The human ear consists of three parts, namely the outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear. The outer ear and middle ear are separated by the eardrum. Conditions that occur in your child are very influential on the depth of the device you are inserting, as well as the strength of the puncture that happened accidentally. The structure of the outer ear is similar to human skin in other parts (face, hands, etc.), can cause injury, irritation, or infection if affected by scratches or prick with a certain force.
Generally, if there is no injury, inflammation, or infection, the pain will disappear within a few hours after the event. In addition, local inflammation can occur, so that it will look red, swollen (narrowed channel), bleeding or abscess / pus formed. If after a few days the pain does not improve (marked by the child crying or trying to hold the ear), or there are symptoms, do not hesitate to consult a pediatrician or ENT doctor. You can also read articles about inflammation of the external ear or otitis externa.
In addition, to prevent the same thing from happening, although you can clean the child's earlobe by using a wet cloth or cotton bud, avoid cleaning the ear canal too often, especially in children. Earwax (earwax) has a function to filter out foreign particles and germs that enter, so that the normal amount is beneficial for ear health. In addition, excess earwax will normally be cleaned naturally and will shed along with other impurities when the child is bathed.
Thus, hopefully it can be useful.