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Child with tubes in ear has double ear infection, bumpy rash on ear canal, fishy smell. Concerning?

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2year old son has tubes in his ears. He has a double ear infection and has a red bumpy raw looking rash around his ear canal and the skin around the ear. The smell of his ear is also fishy smelling. Is the rash a concern and could this be a fungal infection vs bacterial
Posted Sat, 8 Jun 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Imraan Hussain 17 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

I can feel your concerns.

This is superadded fungal infection which is most common complication around the ear canal . It needs to be treated with antifugal drugs as well as metronidazole for anaerobic bacteria cover.

Keep the ear dried of all the secretions for good recovery.

Hope this will helpful information.

Wishing him a speedy recovery.
Waiting for your follow up query.

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