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Hilliard Pediatrics, Inc. - Dr. Tim Teller, MD
Sometimes, it is necessary to irrigate the ear. This helps remove mucous and wax from the ear canal. When there is mucous in the ear canal, it can be from an infection allowing pus to drain through a tube previously placed in the eardrum or an infection can cause a temporary hole in the eardrum (called a “perforation”), allowing drainage into the canal. Many times, the treatment for the infection will include antibiotic drops. The drainage in the canal can block the drops from reaching the eardrum. Helping to clear the mucous and wax in the ear canal can help the drops work to fight the infection.