It's a Palsy!

Happy New Year!  We are back with more ENT Quiz questions.

A 2 year old male develops an ear infection and is started on oral antibiotics.  His mother notices that his grimace is abnormal.  Examination reveals a partial facial paralysis ipsilateral to the ear infection.  You examine the ear and find a bulging drum without perforation.  In addition to ongoing antibiotic therapy, what should you add to the management?  [Answer will be posted with next week's new question]

Answer to last week's question, "Gangs of Ganglia" (December 19, 2016):

Vidian nerve (nerve of the pterygoid canal).