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Child been through tube input. Thick mucus substance coming from both ears. Prescribed antibiotics. Serious?

My grandson is 19 mos. He had tube input in July 2012. For the last few weeks, he has had a beige thick mucus like substance coming out both his ears. His mother took him to ENT - yesterday. they gave him some antiboitic and said if the ear continues to run for 3 days, bring him back and they will do a cultrue. Why is his ears running with the mucus? is this something serious ?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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hello sandra
this is because of ear infection .ear get recurrent infection at this age (19 months) because of blockage of eustachian tube which connects ears to the back of nose,which gets blocked because of enlarged adenoids (present behind nose ).you must get done a xray nasopharynx to get it ruled out .and above all you should take the medicines and take precautions of dirty objects going into the kids mouth,and may be the plastic nipple it he sucks regularly.check out that.and also try preventing water going in his ears,,,and if he is breast fed then dont feed in lying down position instead keep the head of child elevated then the rest of body.
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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