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categed · 05/11/2018 22:17

Looking for traffic and i know no one has a medical opinion but am at work tomorrow so need some advice do i get a gp appointment or not.
Dd(3) has never had any problem with her ears. She has had infections in the past linked to colds and never bothered, no tears etc.
She has normal runny ear wax (dd1 has paper like wax) which sometimes is visable but not sitting on the outside of the ear.
She had a cold last week pretty much cleared since weekend. However tonight she has been crying and it looks like lots of wax in her ears. (Probably is) but it's different than before so am asking if i am being unreasonably to get an appointment or leave it another few days.

Pics attatched.
1st 2 images from friday when first noticed more wax but not crying.
Last image from tonight.

To ask you opinion on dds ears?
To ask you opinion on dds ears?
To ask you opinion on dds ears?
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Naty1 · 05/11/2018 22:22

A lot of drainage can be a burst drum. Dd looked like wax. But the crying usually stops when the drums burst as the pressure is released.

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VanillaSugary · 05/11/2018 22:27

If the ear drum has burst, does the OP DD need to see a doctor? Sorely I'm not being helpful.

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planechocolate · 05/11/2018 22:30

Either doctor, or pharmacist. Earache can be agonising, so asap would be best.

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categed · 05/11/2018 22:32

Thank you for replying. I'm not sure how well it shows up but the wax has bubbles in it? And a whitish sheen inside, although that may be the light reflecting.
It's hard to tell how upset the ear is making her now as she suffers bag leg pains at night and evenings and can act confused when saying what's sore.
Don't wabt to waste anyone's time for normal ear wax and me be an over worried mum!

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Drogosnextwife · 05/11/2018 22:39

If her ears aren't usually like that would say an ear infaction. I would make an appointment just incase, your not wasting their time that's what they are there for

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PosiePerkinandPootle · 05/11/2018 22:40

Don't know if this will help but DS was plagued with ear infections when younger. Can't say I noticed more wax but when his ear drum burst the discharge was greenish, more like pus than wax and a bit smelly. You could squeeze it out by pressing in front of the ear.

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KatieMarieJ · 05/11/2018 22:43

My son is a nightmare for over producing wax when he's had any sort of cold, the two seem to go in tandem and it is just wax nothing more.

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categed · 05/11/2018 22:46

Thank you all. Am thinking i am being a but silly. The bubble but has vanished now and she seems more settled in her sleep. Will check again in the morning. Thank you all.

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bexcee · 05/11/2018 22:47

Try a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel will be soothing for her. A dose of calpol if you think it's needed for the pain too. Unless it's an ear infection there's not a lot a doctor can do.

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categed · 05/11/2018 22:47

Latest view looks clearer now

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categed · 05/11/2018 22:49

She has had calpol and neurofen (for leg pain) so hopefully will sleep through.

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garethsouthgatesmrs · 05/11/2018 22:51

I think see a pharmacist. My dd has waxy ears sometimes but no pain.

if there's a wax build up then the GP can help you but see what pharmacist says first.

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Brenna24 · 05/11/2018 23:01

Pharmacist will just tell you to see a GP as they don't have the tools or the training to look in ears. If there is any chance she is in pain I would get a GP to look as you don't want to risk a burst eardrum.

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April2020mom · 05/11/2018 23:19

Contact the GP. Ask them for a referral to a appropriate specialist for advice.

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salsamad · 05/11/2018 23:30

I second a GP appointment ASAP. If the ear has had an infection and the ear drum has perforated or burst you need to know, as you have to be very careful not to get any water in the ear at all until it has healed completely.

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pombal · 05/11/2018 23:31

You need to get GP or Practice Nurse to look inside the ear.

You can’t tell what’s going on just by the external appearance.

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Stressedoverkids · 05/11/2018 23:46

A bad smell or the ear being hot could also be sign of infection.

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