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foul smelling ear discharge

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It can vary: It can be frank puss or it can be watery. It depends on the cause.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Treat ear discharge: Ear discharge may be caused by infection of the external ear, or infection of the middle ear space associated with a hole in the ear drum. The infecti ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pascolini
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Wax: The wax your ear produces is actually a cleaning mechanism for your ear. So sometimes wax may look one way then be a different color the next time, i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Discharge = general: Discharge is a general term that simply means any type of substance leaking out from somewhere, such as pus, clear fluid, mucus, etc. As such, bleedi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Rx, probabably: Discharge from the ears may indicate an ear infection--most likely bacterial, possibly fungal. Either infection would require a prescription ear drop ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: A kid with a painful buildup of pressure during a middle ear infection can experience quick relief if a hole develops.This is seen as the debris dra ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ear drainage: that suggests a problem could be bloody, fluid, crusty, malodorous & and possibly associated with pain. Ear wax tends to be a oily/clumped substan ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antibiotics: You need to see the doctor and get treated.
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cerciello
52 years experience Pediatric Neurology
UNLIKELY NEUROLOGICA: If neurological would expect usually blood and hx of trauma. Clear fluid would be unusual consider ENT or pcp consult to help discover cause.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience Pediatrics
Wax in ears: may just be wax, may not be related to chronic supportive otitis media, many people have wax in their ears. Please have a local doctor look into your ... Read More
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