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What's wrong with those ears?

My son constantly digs in both of his ears. They are nearly raw from all the scratches, scabs, and sores. We have taken him to see (3) different EN&T physicians several times, but each have assured us that he does not have an ear infection. So what's up?

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Asked by LittleiD4Me at 6:27 PM on Jul. 23, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • do you clean his ears regularly? maybe they need to be cleaned and its bothering him

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:28 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Have you asked him if his ears are ringing? He could be hearing echoing or ringing and be digging at them trying to get it to stop. Also another thing is, he could have had an ear infection at one point and dug so deep causing it to scar and itch as it heals and because he keeps scratching at it just keeps the process going over and over. Did the ENT's saying anything about his ears being scarred up or anything from him digging at them?

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 7:54 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Another thing I thought of, have you had his tonsils checked to see if possibly they need to be removed? Sore throat could cause his ears to ache without there being an infection in the ear.

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 7:56 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Ear issues are often caused by a dairy allergy. Try eliminating dairy for a couple of weeks

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:28 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Yes, he has clean ears. His tonsils are fine and are not inflamed, he is not allergic to diary and lastly, his ear scratches have since healed, although he does tend to dig in them from time to time. So I guess I would like to thank the mom that suggested that he may have ringing in his ears. We will make a Dr. appt. on Monday for the hearing specialist because you may have something here.

    Thanks for the replies,

    Tonya, Mother of "Deuce"

    Answer by LittleiD4Me at 10:13 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

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