DS just woke up screaming about earache. He is complaining his ear is buzzing which usually means wax, but when I asked him to very gently blow his nose after crying (and hopefully clear any blocked tubes) the tissue was bloody. Not a streaming bleed though.
A nurse once told me that, if your child has an ear infection, you take the child to the GP if he/she does not have or had a cold. If your child has a cold, the ear infection should clear up by itself. I was doing it the other way round
My DS had cold last week or before.He complained of earache in the middle of night.No fever.Took him to GP,just wax.Prescribed olive oil drops.He did get blood kind of secretion when he blowed.Usually it comes like that when sinuses are infected.It will clear as the infection goes.So not to worry.
I am sorry your ds is ill. I imagine that the slight nose bleed was caused by him blowing his nose too hard.
I suggest calpol and iprofen. If your child is old enough to be sensible then steam inhalation with a few drops of olbas can help clear the nose. Obviously if your son is under eight years old then the risk of scalding would rule this out. It would also help if you give your son an extra pillow at night.
Most ear infections are caused by viruses which are not treatable with anti biotics. If your son is still suffering after 3 days or his ear drum perforates then its worth seeing the GP.