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A 27-year-old female asked:

Had ear infection in dec which cleared after abx but have had loss of hearing on/off clear discharge with bits of blood from ear since jan and crust around outer ear of skin/earwax poss causes pls?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
See ENT doc: Could be an external otitis or earwax or more serious problems. You should see an ENT doc asap.
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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 35 years experience
See doctor: Sounds like there may have been rupture of ear drum during infection. Also your description of external ear suggests skin infection known as impetigo. Recommend seeing your doctor for evaluation.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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