Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ear infections again?

    Prisha was down with chicken pox last week and we were busy with her.She got it from my son and we didn't know if we wanted it or not for her. The itching and pain in the boils made me feel she shouldn't but the fact that it would give her immunity towards this for life, made me want it for her. So we spent the entire 3 weeks looking after kids who were isolated from regular life..lol. My son had one in his ear canal too and so that fear was there that if Prisha had it in her ear too, she would be without hearing aids for 10 days. Fortunately, she had a small bout of it and she was clean in 8 days. Maybe something to do with the vaccine.
     After about a day , she started to complain about ear pain when she pulled the mold out of her left ear. Fear again and remembered the bad year of ear infections. So we took an appointment with an ENT and meanwhile we kept checking her ear. We had been to the audiologist for new molds and she said that her left ear had hard wax and so had to get it cleaned before taking the impression. Her complaint has been on.
      This morning at the ENT specialist, we got her ears looked into and said there was a lot of hard wax and something that looked like fungus. he is doing the culture for us and we would know by Monday. Meanwhile he did find some redness in the pinna (part of the ear that covers the outer ear).So he cleaned her ear and put some gauge with medicine for the whole day. It tickled her a great deal she said....I think the itchy ticklish feeling was from the medicine that was working on it. Next 2 days , she is without the hearing aid in that ear and we need to put that ointment 2 times a day. Hoping this makes it good or else he would start on antibiotics. By then we would also know the result of the culture too.Keeping fingers and hoping that we are not in the list of ear infections !
    

6 comments:

  1. Oh, no Rouchi - I hope her ears clear up and it doesn't set a pattern. Nolan once had a fungal infection in his middle ear and it was really hard to cure - sending happy thoughts to you!

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  2. Thankfully Leah her ear has cleared up as of now, am waiting for the reports now. We shall see and hope there is long term treatment needed. Thanks for the wishes, maybe they have already worked.... :)

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  3. i hope she heals fast.lots of love

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  4. Our best wishes with her! She is a brave little girl...she will override everything! Speedy recovery to both.

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  5. Hey thanks Supriti !! She is better.

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