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Brownish Discharge Ear
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
Could be infection: The most common cause of discharge from an ear is infection of the ear canal or a middle ear infection that has caused the to antic membrane to rupture. If it is thic, colored and associated with pain it is likely an infection. You should be examined by a medical professional when convenient for you. ...Read more
Ear infection: If you see a discharge from your baby's ear, there may be an infection in the ear. It could be an external ear canal infection (otitis externa). There might be a hidden object stuck in the canal. Sometimes a middle ear infection (acute otitis media) can cause drainage from the ear if there's a small hole in the eardrum. ...Read more
More information: Needed. What kind of discharge, whatis the problem, please. ...Read more
Discharge from ear: May be fluid or other draining material, often coming through the external ear canal. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
From time to time, when I wake at night, I seem to develope a wet clear oderless discharge from of my ears?
This: Is not normal to have ear discharge... I would suggest see an ENT guy. Hope you did not hit your head in the not too distant past...Go get an apointment with the doctor I recommended! ...Read more
Treat ear discharge: Ear discharge may be caused by infection of the external ear, or infection of the middle ear space associated with a hole in the ear drum. The infection may be due to bacteria, fungi or both. It may be necessary to culture the discharge so that the most appropriate medication can be prescribed. ...Read more
Wax versus infection: A discharge from the ear canal is usually not normal unless it is liquid type of cerumen (wax). The most likely source of a foul smelling discharge is called otitis externa, an infection of the ear canal skin. More uncommon is a true middle ear infection with a perforated ear drum. This problem needs a diagnosis from an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Please...: Be examined.... You can have an infection and no discharge ...Read more
Wax: The wax your ear produces is actually a cleaning mechanism for your ear. So sometimes wax may look one way then be a different color the next time, it is picking up the dirt and debris in the ear. However if you're having pain with the discharge it could be an infection. Best way to tell is have an ENT check it out. ...Read more
Infection: Discharge with odor from the ear suggests infection. Best to see a health care provider for examination and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Needs treatment: Your child either has waxy discharge or an ear infection. If there is a hole in the eardrum from a middle ear infection, then discharge will occur. If the ear drum is intact, than it is mostly likely a swimmers ear, aka otitis externa. If it is an infection, than the standard treatment is antibiotic ear drops. See your pediatrician. ...Read more
Eventually: Most kids wit ear pits will never have problems with them. If they ever become infected or drain, they are likely to do so repeatedly. Having the pit and its tract removed at some point would end the recurrence, but can be done on an elective basis. ...Read more
Discharge coming out: Of your external ear canal? Please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Rx, probabably: Discharge from the ears may indicate an ear infection--most likely bacterial, possibly fungal. Either infection would require a prescription ear drop. You need to see your doctor for an exam of the ear, and he/she can determine what you may need. ...Read more
I saw dark red and smelly discharge in my 2 year old child's ear. She seemed fined the she day, what could it mean?
Wax vs. Infection:
It is could likely be an ear infection with a small perforation (which caused the blood mixed in with the infection). Some children do not complain with ear infections.
It could also be excessive wax as well.
The smell makes it more likely an infection but you should follow up with a specialist to make your child gets the appropriate treatment one way or another. ...Read more
About once a month I have ear aches and discharge from one ear at a time, lasting a few days in each ear. Going on for over a year now.
Otorrhea: Causes of ear discharge are many, and include the following: bacterial/viral/fungal infections of the canal or parotid gland, chronic middle ear infection with perforation, neoplasms or other masses, dermatitis, cholesteatoma, granulation tissue, mastoiditis, etc. In short, recurrent ear discharge should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist (ENT)! ...Read more