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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, My son is 2 in january and has got grommets in both of his ears due to glue ear. Last night he had discharge (mucus) coming from his left ear, but he had no pain nor a temperature. We have all got colds and it looked like snot draining from the ear.
This morning I wipped away the dried discharge, it is now clear again and he seems fine again now. In your opinion does he need antibiotics or should i just wait and see if it happens again?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   I will answer your question
Doctor :   How old is your son?
User :   22 months
Doctor :   Ok I think your son is 2 years old
Doctor :   Does the discharge smell bad?
User :   no
Doctor :   In my opinion I think you should wait and see
Doctor :   Because he does not have any fever or ear pain i do not think that he could be suffering from any ear infection
Doctor :   And he will not require antibiotics in my opinion
User :   ok
User :   should i just assume that it is snot draining from his tubes?
Doctor :   Do you have any other health queries?
Doctor :   No it is a ear discharge
User :   ok, thanks for your time
Doctor :   It has no connection with snot or discharge from the nose
Doctor :   Have you understood what I am saying
User :   yes, thankyou
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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