Teresa - posted on 07/17/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 12 year old son started to feel pain in his right ear on Sunday morning. It started out as just a complaint about it, but by the end of the day he was in so much pain he couldn't eat. The pain spread to his jaw and his throat on his right side and he developed a fever of 102. Yesterday morning he was laying on his side and his ear started to bleed. Yesterday morning I took him to see his pediatrician and he prescribed cefdinir (10.5 cc daily) and oflaxacin (4 drops in the ear 2 times a day). He said it was a ruptured ear drum and an infection and it sounds like it started as swimmers ear. This morning his fever has subsided but he's still in a lot of pain. Now there is blood coming from his other ear and he says his whole throat hurts, not just the one side. I've never experienced bleeding from the ear from an infection, let alone from both ears. How common is all of this? Does it sound like he ruptured both ear drums? Could it be something else? Is there anything else I can do to ease his pain? The advil isn't helping much.