Q. My 10-month-old baby is having irritation in her ears with persistent itching. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Samir Bhatia
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on May 14, 2020

Hello doctor,

My 10-month-old baby is facing irritation in her ear with persistent itching.

 

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Dr. Samir Bhatia

Child Health Paediatrics
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I would like to know is there fever or any other complaints?



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My daughter is facing just ear itching apart from that no issue like fever, cold, or cough. Around the ear canal, some brownish thing are present in a small amount and it is looking like wax.

Dr. Samir Bhatia

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Is there any discharge from the ear? Is there any foul smell in the ear? Is there past history of such an episode?


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Thank you doctor,

No, there is no discharge, foul smell, and no past history of this issue.

Dr. Samir Bhatia

Child Health Paediatrics
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Does it interfere with sleep? Does she sleep normally?

Ear itching is normal in children from 4-12 months. But yes, we have to be aware in case there is fever, cold, running nose, cough, decreased appetite, foul smell, and discharge.

To prevent further itching, I advise you to avoid using soap. Avoid using a cotton swab as it will pull the wax further in. Until then, use PCM syrup. May I know the weight of the child?

Instead of using a cotton swab, make use of a cloth dipped in warm water. Wipe the outer area without letting any water enter the canal.


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Thank you doctor,

It does not interfere with sleep but sometimes she scratches during sleep but not frequently, and she sleeps normally.

She is 10 months old and her weight is 7.5 kg. She is an active baby and we feed her daal (pulses), cereals, and homemade oats, milk, and taking breastfeed yet. Please advise diet for her.

Dr. Samir Bhatia

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The weight of the child is appropriate for her age, and I appreciate your effort in feeding the child as per the recommendation. I would like to tell that you are feeding the child in a proper way just my advice is to give milk by spoon and avoid bottle and give milk only after giving the child proper feed and still feels hungry.

As for itching, you can start syrup Phenergan 2.5 ml once before sleep. And kindly look at danger signs as I advised you. The weight of the baby should be three times the birth weight at 1 year and 5 times at 3 years.


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Thank you doctor,

I will follow all the advise given by you.

Dr. Samir Bhatia

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Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You are welcome. Keep in touch for further doubts.


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