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What causes ear wax flowing out?

Hi Doctor,

My 4 year old grandson's ear wax has been running out of his ears for two days on and off, the left being worse, small drainage on pillow last night. Last year had tonsils out and tubes put in both ears. Has happened a couple of times before. Should I be concerned about this?
Fri, 16 Feb 2018
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Hello

Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic

Dear ear wax usually don't don't run like that it may be due to middle ear infection which may causes raised middle ear pressure and tympanic membrane rupture lead to drainage.

Avoid entering of water while bathing in to ears. Avoid cool drinks and freeze water.

Please consult your ENT specialist he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Take care!

Regards
Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu ,
Internal Medicine Specialist
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