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Re:My son's Ear Please read

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posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 11:25 PM
Hi everyone my son complained at school his ear hurt, my babysitter called and told me at work and she asked what to do. I told her to tell the school to give it an hour and if it still hurts then pick him up and call me.

I got home from work and I looked in his left ear and it looked like some drainage I cleaned it out and it looked ok THEN I looked a little deeper in the canal of his ear and it looked like a pale white blockage in his ear.

I have called a physician and he said not to worry but get him in soon (meaning not tonight don't worry) has anyone ever seen anything like this. I live in CA so it's warm, and my son does swim a lot (even when the water is cold) I read some websites and it got me pretty scared saying some are fatal.

I have an appointment at 8:30 am pst time.

Please any info I would appreciate.

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 11:35 PM
reply to post by glan

Hi glan,

I have no children so I am not familiar with health issues but ...

If it is hurting him and there is discharge why not take him to the emergency room now?

Ear infections can be dangerous for adults, my wife has to take antibiotics immediately in order for them to be effective, I assume it is the same for children.

Why take a chance?

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 11:42 PM
I talked directly to the doctor and he said it's not urgent, I've read about pimples in the ear, cysts and swimmers ear (my son swims a lot even when the water is cold) I know don't think it's serious but I wanted to know if anyone has seen anything like this before

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 11:58 PM
reply to post by glan

Ok, I am sure you'll know what the right thing to do is.

Will you let us know that he's ok?

posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 12:11 AM
I sure will thanks
I just wish someone else had known something about it. See ya guys later.

posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 09:01 AM
With swimmers ear it is the ear canal that is infected. An ear infection in the inner ear is extremely painful and the discharge is often a chartreuse green color. My oldest daughter had a lot of ear infections that led to the doctor putting tubes in her ears, which lets the drainage out without bursting the ear drum. Ear infections are much more common in children than adults as well.

How old is your son?

How old is your wife SchroDog?
I have had infections as an adult (had a lot as a kid) and the doctor would tease me "Aren't you too old for this?"

posted on May, 1 2009 @ 09:37 PM
Ear infections are misery for the one who has it and for the one who is taking care of them. Children will vomit, run fever and the drainage is, I believe from the bursting of the eardrum. Now if there is something white deep in the ear, there could be a foreign body in the ear. Is he likely to poke things in his ear? I would have went to the ER so the child could be more comfortable, sometimes mine would get some phenergan for the vomiting and at least be able to sleep. I totally believe in ear tubes. Also, the ear specialists told me mine didn't need an expensive antibiotic because there is just an array of bacteria in the ear.

posted on May, 1 2009 @ 10:26 PM
Glad you guys are going to the doctor's. Hope it's not too serious and just a ordinary ear infection, which while painful is common among children.

Warm compresses sometimes help with ear infections, use a blow dryer to warm a towel or pillow and then have him rest his ear on it.

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