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Old 10-28-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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what does it mean when green mucus comes out of a babys ear?

what does it mean when green mucus comes out of a babys ear?

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Old 10-29-2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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Re: what does it mean when green mucus comes out of a babys ear?

I'm not a medical professional, but my guess would be an infection.
I would definitely have this checked out soon. Usually drainage out of the ear of any kind is not good.
Best of luck to the little one.

Old 10-29-2009, 12:47 PM   #3
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Re: what does it mean when green mucus comes out of a babys ear?

It is NEVER normal for a child to have green drainage from an ear. Green discharge indicates a middle-ear infection. If this is present "all the time," then the infection is clearly chronic.
You don't say how old your child is, but I'll bet he/she is in a great deal of pain. My youngest daughter had chronic ear infections from almost day one. She was taking almost as much amoxicillin as baby formula. When she was 5 yrs. old the doctor finally surgically implanted tubes into her ears because of these infections. She is now 21, and I think that she may have had only one ear infection since then.

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