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Small child, suffering from flu, cough, dry blood from ears. Ear infection?

Hi my 3 year old son has had the flu for about a week now, but he is doing a lot better no fever , just a bad cough . Well last night i was giving him a bath and noticed dry blood coming from his ear. I thought he was picking at his ear and went to far in or scratched it. But today it s their again and i have been around him all day and not once did i see him dig in his ear. Can it be an ear infection?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query,
As your child is asymptomatic now,no fever pain in ear or any discharge so ear infection is unlikely,but bleeding from ear without injury cannot be there.
I suggest you to get him examined by pediatrician so that it will be ascertained is it really blood and if yes proper evaluation and management will be done.

Wishing your baby good health,
God bless
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Ravikiran Reddy's  Response
Hello I have gone through your complaints. Generally ear infection presents with fever , excessive cry and pus discharge. According to your history and findings this is most probably an injury to the ear. So there is no need to worry about the dry blood if there is no fever. The other thing which has to be suspected is wax which will be darker like dry can wait and see.
Thank you. Good day
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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