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Child has tubes in ears. Had ear infection. On antibiotics. Had squealing noise in ear. Cause?

My child has tubes in her ears. She recently had a very bad cold which resulted in an ear infection , she was put on antibiotics for 10 days. She finished the antibiotics 3 days we were in the kitchen and a VERY loud squealing noise started coming from her ear it lasted about 10 seconds. Is this normal? Should I have her see the ent right away?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

Whenever a child has tubes in the ear there is always a chance of infection and this possibility should always be considered. In most of the cases the infection will be mild and a course of antibiotics will usually do.
Also when the discharge comes out through the narrow opening of the tube a whoosh like sound is usual.

Having mentioned all this i would still suggest you to meet your ENT so that you do not have any doubt and you can have a piece of mind.
Also in future remember that the number one cause of infection of the ear having tube is the entry of water into the ear so whenever you give head bath to your child make sure that water does not go inside.

take care and get well soon

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Tue, 20 Aug 2013
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