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?!
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.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.