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My son is draining yellow fluid from the ears and it stinks, what could this discharge be?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Infection!: Infection of the ear canal, or a middle ear infection that has resulted in tympanic membrane rupture can cause ear discharge that has an unusual color and odor. This is called otorrhea and needs an evaluation and treatment.

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