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I have ear drainage and it smells could this be a ear infection?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Yes, it could be, or could be a foreign body in the ear canal, or if you’ve been swimming or had water sit in your ear canal, you might have an ear canal infection. These are treated differently, so I would recommend that you be examined by your doctor or at an UrgentCare to be sure and get the proper treatment.

Answered 11/22/2021

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