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Small child, high fever, wax build up in ears, congestion. Medical attention required?

i had my son s ears checked by his doc on Wednesday because he had a high fever and they were clear. but since then he s woken up screaming holding his ear once, and now he s got ear wax draining from his right ear. he s been congested, but no fever anymore. is this normal? or should i go back to his doc? he s 19 months old.
Asked On : Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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Thank you for your query.

What you consider as ear wax draining is not wax which is draining but fluid from the middle ear. Following the high fever on Wednesday your son developed acute otitis media (middle ear infection) and the pain made him scream. Once the fluid started draining, his pain has subsided.

I suggest you consult his doctor who shall put him on:
1. Antibiotic
2. Decongestant
The antibiotic shall have to continue for at least a week for the middle ear infection to get controlled.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son an early recovery.


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