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Child with pre-auricular sinus, ear infected. Taking antibiotic did not help completely. Can this be completely cured by medicine?

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My child is 1.5 yr old have pre-auricular sinus.His ear was infected just 2 months back. i consulted to my doctor he gave some antibiotic to remove swelling and puss.But it is not completely cured.If we forcibally push the pit.The dry white substance comeout from the hole.Can this thing completely cured by the medicine.Please assist me sir...Thanks
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Hi ,
Thanks for placing your query through HCM.
I can appreciate your concerns.
Once a patient develops infection of the sinus, he or she must receive systemic antibiotics.
If an abscess is present, it must be incised and drained.
Once infection occurs, the likelihood of recurrence is high, and the sinus tract should be surgically removed.
Surgery should take place once the infection has been treated with antibiotics and the inflammation has had time to subside.
Hence it is clear inyour son's case surgery is the cure .
Hope I have answered your query.
Wish you son a good health.
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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