Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
is very common in children. The brown area which you are seeing on his eardrum
may just be impacted ear wax. However, since it is excessive and foul-smelling, it could indicate an infection also.
So, I think it is safer to have him examined by a doctor, to rule out any infection. Other symptoms which you should be watching out for are fever or chills
, ear pain
or discomfort or neck lymph node enlargement.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Emergency Medicine Specialist