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Ear Discharge Baby
No, could be wax: Not all ear discharge is considered abnormal. Ear wax may drain out of the ear canal and is generally not associated with any pain or discomfort. In a child who has been sick with a cold and severe ear pain, ear drainage could be due to a ruptured ear drum from a middle ear infection. Also if your child has ear tubes, infected drainage may be due to an ear infection as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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: 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
Maybe,maybe not: A kid with a painful buildup of pressure during a middle ear infection can experience quick relief if a hole develops.This is seen as the debris drains into the canal, lessening the pressure stretching the ear drum.Years ago docs cut a hole to allow such drainage if the pain was bad enough. Drainage could also mean a canal infection with to benefit. ...Read more
I have an ear discharge, clear watery not very heavy no pain or head injury for about 12 hours .What can it be caused by please?
I had operation for CSOM.I see wax sometimes,it's like from ear discharge but no smell.when look in the ear its totally dry.
Most of the time, any fluid leaking out of an ear is ear wax. However, discharge may also be caused by a minor irritation or infection. A ruptured eardrum can cause a white, slightly bloody, or yellow discharge from the ear. Dry crusted material on a child's pillow is often a sign ...Read more
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