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Child having dried blood in ear, persistent drainage even after taking medicines. Had ocean water in the ear during vacationing. What could be the cause?

My 5 year old grandson has dried blood in ear. It has been going on for a few days. We just got home from vacation at the beach and he got ocean water in his ears. The doctor couldn t tell much due to the amount of dried blood. He gave us a prescription to dry up the drainage. He has been taking it for one day. It hasn t stopped yet. Should we get another opinion or wait? What could be causing this?
Asked On : Wed, 18 Jul 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

It is likely that your grand sons ear has been infected and he has scratched it with a q tip or some sharp object which is causing the dried blood. He will need antibiotic drops and cleaning of his ear and i would like you to meet your ent doctor for the same.
Answered: Tue, 25 Mar 2014
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