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Is it normal to have dried blood after ear wax removal?

My 3 year old daughter had hard ear wax removed at the doctors office yesterday with a tool with a very skinny end and a light on it. She now has a very small amount of dried blood out of her ear canal; is that normal? The chunk on each side was big, very hard and already looked like it had puss in it and a small amount of blood, but I really can t be for sure. The doctor didn t say it looked abnormal. Thanks, Brian
Tue, 3 Feb 2015
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hello. I just read through your question.
It is not unusual, when there was a lot of wax, go the wax to adhere very tightly to the ear canal. When removed it can cause abrasions that leave dried blood behind. As long as she is not uncomfortable, you don't have to worry.
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