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What is the cause of discharge from the ear?

What is the cause of discharge from the ear?

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

Discharge (Definition)

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


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What does a discharge from my baby’s ear mean?

What does a discharge from my baby’s ear mean?

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

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Please tell me what causes discharge from the ear?

Please tell me what causes discharge from the ear?

You might have: Otitis external (infection of external ear canal). In some cases of middle ear infection (otitis media) - there can be drainage if the ear drum is no longer intact. ...Read more

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What do I do if I see a discharge from my child's ear?

What do I do if I see a discharge from my child's ear?

Call your doc.: A discharge from the ear can mean something more serious than just ear pain. Talk with your provider. He or she will ask about other symptoms and/or a history of swimming or trauma. Request an appointment within 24-72 hours. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Discharge from the ear?

What is the definition or description of: Discharge from the ear?

Discharge from ear: May be fluid or other draining material, often coming through the external ear canal. ...Read more

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Why is my baby having discharge outside his ear?

Why is my baby having discharge outside his ear?

Be seen: Have him see his physician. It may be an infection, although it may simply be a physiologic discharge. ...Read more

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What can I do to help someone with discharge from their ear?

What can I do to help someone with discharge from their ear?

Suggest that they: Obtain medical care. This could be an ear infection called otitis externa. ...Read more

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

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

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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

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What is ear discharge like?

What is ear discharge like?

It can vary: It can be frank puss or it can be watery. It depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for curing ear discharge?

What is the medicine for curing ear discharge?

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

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What does it mean if I have discharge and an odor out of my ear?

What does it mean if I have discharge and an odor out of my ear?

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

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My child has green odourless discharge from one ear, any idea what?

My child has green odourless discharge from one ear, any idea what?

Possibly rupture TM: Definitely not normal. It is possible it may be a foreign body or drainage from a rupture of the eardrum. Have it checked. All the best. ...Read more

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What should I do about a brownish discharge from my ear that has lasted for several weeks?

What should I do about a brownish discharge from my ear that has lasted for several weeks?

Maybe nothing: Normal, healthy wax can produce a "brownish discharge" which is perfectly normal. You can clean it once it reaches the outer skin of your ear, just stay away from the canal. If you have hearing loss, pain or worsening ear symptoms you need to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What is this ear discharge with lots of debris in it?

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

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Yellow smelly discharge from ear. What does this indicate?

Infection: Discharge with odor from the ear suggests infection. Best to see a health care provider for examination and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Two year old with a discharge from his ear, is this serious?

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

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My 41/2 year daughter having ear pit discharge is this need surgery?

My 41/2 year daughter having ear pit discharge is this need surgery?

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

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I have ear problem with a bloody discharge, what to do for treatment?

I have ear problem with a bloody discharge, what to do for treatment?

Discharge coming out: Of your external ear canal? Please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between ear discharge and bleeding from the ear?

Please help! What is the difference between ear discharge and bleeding from the ear?

Discharge = general: Discharge is a general term that simply means any type of substance leaking out from somewhere, such as pus, clear fluid, mucus, etc. As such, bleeding can be a type of discharge. Bloody discharge from the ear is known as bloody otorrhea. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I have ear discharge from 14 days I'm not using any ear drops please which ear drops is best?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Ear pops on and off. Reduced hearing I hear a "rumbling" sound. Tried cleaning and no success. Been going on for a month. No pain or discharge.?

Ear pops on and off. Reduced hearing I hear a "rumbling" sound. Tried cleaning and no success. Been going on for a month. No pain or discharge.?

See PCP: It is time to have someone look in your ear. It could be as simple as an ear wax plug up against your ear drum, allergies causing your ear drum to retract, or an ear infection. But there could be something more serious going on, too, and the only way to know is to be examined ...Read more

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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.

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.

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. ...Read more

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Hissing in my left ear only. Something like insects noise at night time. I am 64 yrs old. My two ears are waxy and has a lot of wet discharge.?

Hissing in my left ear only. Something like insects noise at night time. I am 64 yrs old. My two ears are waxy and has a lot of wet discharge.?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more