Son's Ear Smells Foul - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 03-25-2008, 03:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
lmkirche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 474
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Has anyone ever heard of an ear infection having a bad smell? Almost like a sour stool smell?? My son's right ear smells weird and he is just recovering from an ear infection. Could it be just that or something more? Anybody heard of anything like this?

Happy Wife & Mama to 1 boy 12/6/05
lmkirche is offline  
#2 of 7 Old 03-25-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Demeter9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,367
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No, but could it be that he has thrush in his ears?

Perhaps some H202? Garlic and Mullein Ear Oil?
Demeter9 is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 03-25-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Erin+babyAndrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 574
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
if it smells bad it could be the bacteria decaying, or still active if the treatment he was on for it didnt work. if you are nursing, express some milk to put in his ear like drops. that will clear it up in a day or 2.
Erin+babyAndrew is offline  
#4 of 7 Old 03-25-2008, 05:07 PM
 
sarahn4639's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,698
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
is it possible he put something in it? dd had this but in her nose. a wad of paper came out........gross

Sarah-wife, mother, doula, and teacher.
sarahn4639 is offline  
#5 of 7 Old 03-26-2008, 12:25 AM
 
janasmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Paradise
Posts: 3,632
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
do you have an otoscope so you can look in his ear to see if the ear drum looks okay? Just because ears are so delicate you may want to consider taking him to a pede and just ask if they will look in his ears.
janasmama is offline  
#6 of 7 Old 03-26-2008, 12:25 AM
 
Telle Bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Eliot Maine
Posts: 923
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My 2 year old just had a BAD ear infection (blood was actually draining). He was put on ear drops and yes it smelled bad...sour...
Telle Bear is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 03-26-2008, 03:46 AM
 
Unconventional1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Colorado!!!
Posts: 490
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yes, ear infections smell terrible- just like any other infection. I knew a dog who was around young kids a lot, and if he was perpetually smelling an ear, then you knew one was coming on.

Momma to G 12/06 A 2/09, AND ANNOUNCING... Welcome big boy! A 5/10/10 9 lbs 10 oz! We and had our 3rd UP/UC!
Unconventional1 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off