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Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ear leaking fluid: With the symptoms described, an ear infection is possible. Ask your healthcare provider for a referral to an ENT specialist for an exam to make sure t ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
?????: What fluid? Not normal. See ENT doc. Possibilities include external otitis, serous otitis with ear drum perforation, cerebrospinal fluid leak.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Ear drops ( NOT OTC): prescription ear drops Ciprodex twice/ day for 7 days helps. Better to see ur MD as it could be ruptured TM too for which you might need referral to E ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Eustachian tube: Hello, your ear symptoms are due to a eustachian tube dysfunction. The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
Need to see a: healthcare provider asap to make sure it is not infected. Chronic infection can cause some fluid to appear around the site of puncture, and if you do ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not necessarily: This can often be due to an infection of the ear canal skin. This type of an infection is especially common in people who use q-tips or in other ways ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Skin infection : It sounds like impetigo. Clean the area with soap and water regularly and use some antibiotic cream or ointment. If it persists after doing that for ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Fluid: most leakage from the ear is wax or trapped water but this doesn't apply to you. An ear infection fluid is usually bloody or mixed with pus. Never the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim answered
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: Sounds like a cellulitis. possibly strep / staph. Wash area carefully twice daily. apply bacitracin topical twice daily. If it gets red / angry appear ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
73 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Leaking ear: What you are describing is a mastoid infection. If that is what you have, the sooner it is treated the better for you.
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