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What causes severe pain in the ear of a child with inserted grommet?

My child is 7 years old and had grommets put in. we went on holiday recently to the beach. we have returned home and he is not crying and complaining of a ear ache. what can I do? I gave him half a Panado and put in 4 drops of Cilodex and He is still crying
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
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Hello,

Grommets. Grommets are tubes inserted into the eardrum after repeated ear infections which cause 'glue ear'. Glue ear is caused by a build-up of fluid in the inner ear that tends to get thick and sticky if it persists for long enough. This often happens with frequent ear infections.

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Dr. Esmeralda Sera, Oncologist
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