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i've a cold. nose blocked, blew nose & ear crackled then popped. now liquid coming from ear. is eardrum burst & do i need to see gp? i wear headphones

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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear: Could have ETD, middle ear fluid or small TM perforation. See ENT MD.
Answered on Feb 24, 2018
Dr. Ira Rubin
Dr. Ira Rubin answered
36 years experience Pediatrics
Ear draining: Yes go to tour GP to look into your ear. It may have burst.
Answered on Feb 24, 2018

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