Ear, Nose & Throat Community
Child with chronic, smelly ear discharge
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to ear, nose and throat issues, ear infections, nasal polyps, sore throats, and swollen glands.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Child with chronic, smelly ear discharge

My 5yr. old daughter has chronic ear drainage that smells HORRIBLE!!  She is on her 3rd set of tubes and had her adenoids (adenoids) and tonsils removed.  I realize the purpose for the tubes is to allow drainage BUT her drainage is NOT normal...it is very thick and smells...more like what you would see coming out of the nose of a child with a horrible sinus infection.  All the Drs. keep telling us there is nothing they can do because the ear itself is not infected, so they won't give systemic antibiotics - which have ceased to work as well.  She has been on CiproDex and Floxacin drops and NOTHING works.  Even resorted to daily allergy medications - Singulair - to help with drainage issues.  Any other suggestions?!
Related Discussions
1337001_tn?1276887441
Hi,

Did your doctor send an ear swab for culture sensitivity? Has any x-ray of the mastoids done? I think there should be an ongoing infection or else the ear discharge would not smell bad. She does require a course of good antibiotics, antihistaminics along with antibiotic ear drops. Any more doubts you are welcome.

Regards
OHNS2010
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Ear, Nose & Throat Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Ear, Nose, Throat Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
209987_tn?1334790318
Blank
tschock
AB
6423135_tn?1381947504
Blank
zombie_pikacha