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Q. My grandson has developed earache and discharge. What should I do?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 06, 2017 and last reviewed on: Nov 13, 2021

Hello doctor,

I am traveling with my 16 year old grandson. He had an ear ache when he woke up this morning and we saw a doctor here. He prescribed Amoxicillin 500 mg thrice a day. Later, his ear felt better, but it started draining. Now, there is a small amount of bright red blood in the ear canal. Should I take him to the doctor again? I am worried that if I do that, they will want to irrigate the ear, clean it and start some treatment. That would make things difficult, as we leave for home tomorrow morning.

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  • Yes, you would need to see your doctor again as he would check for signs of a perforation. If no perforation is found, your doctor would add up an antibiotic and antifungal ear drops too.
  • Make sure he does not manipulate his ear with an ear bud.

I hope this helps. If you have any further query please ask me.

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