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My 7 y old grandson has "swimmers ear" and is bleeding his

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my 7 y old grandson has "swimmers ear" and is bleeding his left ear for a coupple of days mostly in the evening. What can i do to lessen the pain and stop the bleeding
JA: How long have you been dealing with the ear issue? Have you had any colds or flus recently?
Customer: No cold. just came back from the beach sunday and started monday
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Tonsils was taken out, sometimes he gets strip throat .
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  The Physician replied 3 months ago.

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I am an Emergency physician with over 25 years multi-disciplinary experience.

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Please, I am a Pediatric Emergency Physician, my advise is jut to give him some motrin for pain, and get him to a medical provider OR the ER, so that they can examine the ears. He may have ruptured his tympanic membrane (ear drum) and it leaves his middle ear vulnerable for infection.

So this is NOT something to treat at home

I am not trying to be paranoid or alarmist. I owe you the obligation of the best advise to give the BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME.

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