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Suggest treatment for soreness in ear

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Posted on Tue, 26 May 2015
Question: my son's ear is sore& I don't know what I can do
my son is three year of age and his ear is sore and I send you the picture of the ear
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Serious inflammation of the external ear.Need an urgent ENT consultation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mam,

I understand your concern.

I have gone through your uploaded image as well.

This is clear cut case of otitis externa/perchondritis.

This is a serious inflammation of the external ear.

Urgent intravenous/oral antibiotic therapy is needed.

Its important that you consult an Otolaryngologist/ENT surgeon at the earliest for institution of effective therapy.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu (34 minutes later)
that mean I have to take him to the emergency hospital or to the medical center
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Preferably an Emergency room

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mam.

You should probably take him to either Emergency room or to Out patient clinic where ENT surgeons are available.

Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Serious inflammation of the external ear.Need an urgent ENT consultation. Detailed Answer: Hi Mam, I understand your concern. I have gone through your uploaded image as well. This is clear cut case of otitis externa/perchondritis. This is a serious inflammation of the external ear. Urgent intravenous/oral antibiotic therapy is needed. Its important that you consult an Otolaryngologist/ENT surgeon at the earliest for institution of effective therapy. Post your further queries if any. Thank you.