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what is ear discharge like?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
It can vary: It can be frank puss or it can be watery. It depends on the cause.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Does smokeless tobacco carry a high risk of mouth cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Any use of tobacco increases the risk of cancer, at multiple sites in the body.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What could cause the left side of my jaw to lock up after catching a cold a few days ago?

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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
TMJ disorder: A locked jaw is usually due to a temporomandibular joint that is injured or displaced. This could happen when you are ill from clenching too much, or a wide yawn if you already have aproblem with the joint. Go see an ent. If severe a few days of a steroid will help, then you may need an occlusion splint made by a dentist.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Gun discharged now ear sound static like on tv. How long does this last?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Depends: There are a few cells that do not regenerate, brain cells and hearing cells. Dependong on the repetative nature of the gun shots and loud noises, you hope the hearing comes back in 2-3 days. If the loss persists, you need to get an evaluation by ent. Always wear protective hearing aides/ear protection when shooting a gun or performing activites with loud noises (leaf blowing, weed whacking, etc).
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A 32-year-old male asked:

Hi, when i clean my left ear, I have a black non-wax like discharge coming out. I have been having problems with this ear for a number of months.

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
See your doctor: You should see your family physician or maybe an ENT doctor. They can look in your ear and tell you what's wrong. There is a chance that this might be a fungal infection.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

Hi yesterday I started getting this jabbing headache like a quick jab and then couple seconds later another one. Having one now and when I laid on that side it feels like Im having discharge out of my ear. ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Head jabs: Sharp,fleeting pains in the head are usually neuralgia jabs from an irritable or slightly inflamed superficial scalp nerve. These are not serious and usually resolve on their own. If they are around the ear,however,they could be due to inflammation there in view of discharge from the canal. If discharge persists see a physician as there may be an infection of the ear canal requiring ear drops

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