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Suggest Treatment For Scab In The Ear Drum.

Last December, my toddler tried to take his older brother's temp with a thermometer. Only it wasn't an ear thermometer. Popped his eardrum. It did gradually heal up. If I look in his ear, the eardrum is shiny and not red. BUT there is still a large black scab over nearly half of the eardrum and extending a bit into the ear canal. Tried peroxide to see if it was just a wax clump now, but it really does seem to be a scab. He complains that it feels like something is poking his eardrum. The pediatrician said he wasn't really sure what could be done...Any suggestions?
Thu, 24 Apr 2014
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in my opinion,that scab material is nothing but wax. some times it is difficult to diagnose d problem by naked eye.u need to see en ent surgeon who will see with otoscope,which gives information of old injuries as well as fresh wax.
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Suggest Treatment For Scab In The Ear Drum.

in my opinion,that scab material is nothing but wax. some times it is difficult to diagnose d problem by naked eye.u need to see en ent surgeon who will see with otoscope,which gives information of old injuries as well as fresh wax.