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.