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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?!
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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.

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OHNS2010
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