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Ear pain that eased with warm water in nose, observed dried blood in ear the following day. Concerning?

My 2yr old daughter was complaining of pain in her ear. I looked in her ear and saw that it was impacted so I filled one of those nasal things up with warm water and squirted it in her ear. She seemed fine but this morning I noticed some dried blood on her ear and there was a little in side that was bright red. It isn t bothering her but I m concerned.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

You seem to have injured the ear canal while cleaning the ears

Since it is just mild bleed, it may not cause much pain and in all likelihood would not have ruptured the drum which would have been a cause for concern.
Nevertheless, since a bleed has been notice you need to be sure that everything is fine and if there is secondary infection a proper treatment should be initiated
Consult an ENT as soon as possible to be on the safe side and have a clearer picture
Avoid putting anything including ear buds into the ear
Never attempt to clean the ear yourself as the skin around the canal and the drum are very delicate structures
Keep the ear dry for the next one week at least so that the injury can heal without any difficulty

take care

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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