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8 month old ear wax running out of the ear. Have cold and cough. Treatment?

Hi My 8 month old daughter has runny ear wax coming out of her ear today. I wipe it and then a while later it is there again. She has a cold at the moment which is in its latter stages and has had a cough for 7 weeks which the drs say is just spit collecting in her throat . please can you tell me why her ear wax is like that and is there anything i can put in her ears to help? Thanks Kate
Asked On : Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
I don't think it is wax since wax doesn't flow like that from the ear, especially after cold and cough. It is most likely a serous or suppurative discharge from ear and it can be a serious thing. I suggest you immediately see an ENT specialist who will prescribe the right treatment for this condition. Thanks.
Answered: Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth's  Response
Are you sure it is wax? - wax is thick and unlikely to run out continuously, as you mention
Your description is highly suggestive of discharge - from middle ear infection
You consult n ENT doctor immediately - to rule out perforation of the ear drum; and to give proper treatment.
You don't put anything in the ear by yourself
Good Luck
Answered: Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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