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How much time does polyps on ear drum take to be cured ?

My son was diagnosed with polyps on his ear drum on Friday morning. It is now Wednesday and he still has little hearing and he has some drainage that is pink tinted coming out of that ear. is this all normal? when does hearing return?
Asked On : Thu, 26 May 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Your son has diagnosed ear polyp so I think doctor might have suggested removal of polyp.
Second possibility is having some infection due to polyp,take some antibiotic and local antibiotic drops and he will be alright.
Ask doctor about polyp problem.
Ok and bye.
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ENT Specialist Dr. Sumit Bhatti's  Response
1. It takes many weeks for ear granulations to subside. You may request for steroid ear drops under antibiotic cover. Most ear drops may not even get space to enter the ear canal which is blocked by these polyps.
2. Ear granulation or polyps are a sign of osteitis which means that the infection has entered the surrounding bone. Since bone has the poorest blood supply in our body, antibiotics do not reach easily.
3. Ear polyps that show no sign of reducing after a couple of weeks may require polypectomy.
4. It is better to do an HRCT Temporal Bones to ascertain the origin of the polyp and to exclude unsafe ear disease which often co-exists.
5. A one sided ear polyp or granulation tissue may be due to self- inflicted trauma or a foreign body.
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