My 8 year old started complaining of an earache a couple of nights ago. When I looked into his ear with a small pen light, I could see what looked like sand. I assumed it was just wax, and thought that he must have an ear infection. A trip to the Dr's showed that I was right, but the wax had hardened. After using softener, then using a fluid filled seringe to try and flush the wax out, it still was no use, the wax was too hard and too far down in the ear to get out. We were sent home with drops and anti biotics to treat what they thought was an infection, but couldn't see it because of the wax.
Soooo,,,the wax is still there, and we are using the drops, but I wonder if anyone else has had this to happen to their kids. Tylenol helps with his pain, and he has no fever, just an earache.
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