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Fluid in mastoid, have ear tube. now I start having a mucus clear no smelly discharge put ciprodex drops for 2 weeks. Discharge fluid mastoid?

Fluid in mastoid, have ear tube. now I start having a mucus clear no smelly discharge put ciprodex drops for 2 weeks. Discharge fluid mastoid?

Ears: Middle ear fluid can drain through the tubes. Since its clear doesnt sound infected. Sometimes the tubes can become a source of infection but then the fluid would turn cloudy ...Read more

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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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2month old baby has gunk in ear and runny nose with smelly snot?

2month old baby has gunk in ear and runny nose with smelly snot?

Needs to see doctor: Please take the baby to the pediatrician or to an urgent care right away. Young babies can get sick very fast, do not ignore this. Have the baby seen today. ...Read more

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Son has ear tubes. Fluid draining from one ear. Has sinus drainage too. Take him to doc bc of ear drainage? Worried it's ear infection.

Son has ear tubes. Fluid draining from one ear. Has sinus drainage too. Take him to doc bc of ear drainage? Worried it's ear infection.

See Doctor: Given his history of recurrent ear infections and ear tube placement I would definitely have him seen by his pediatrician for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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Looked in baby's ear and ear drum is red on one ear he is teething and runny nose could it b ear infection or pressure?4 weeks ago on antibiotics

Looked in baby's ear and ear drum is red on one ear he is teething and runny nose could it b ear infection or pressure?4 weeks ago on antibiotics

Red doesn't diagnose: Red is but one thing we look at when visualizing an ear drum. Red alone does not an ear infection make. An ear drum can be red if child has fever, is crying, holding breath, etc. We also look at landmarks, how the light reflexes, whether the ear drum moves, whether there is fluid behind the drum. All the things together make the diagnosis. If you are concerned, best to have doc look to diagnose. ...Read more

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7 mo old runny nose cough no Fever Drainage out of ear looks like wax, no odor. Might be teething. Mildly fussy sleeping normal ear infection or no?

7 mo old runny nose cough no Fever Drainage out of ear looks like wax, no odor. Might be teething.  Mildly fussy sleeping normal ear infection or no?

Cold: symptoms as you described will make a baby fussy as they do not like nasal congestion. It does not sound like your baby has an ear infection. Just observe for now and offer comfort as you can. A cold should resolve in a few days and until it does expect a crabby baby. ...Read more

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Why isnt my antibiotic curing my ear infection? My ear is draining a foul smelling light yellow discharge.

Why isnt my antibiotic curing my ear infection? My ear is draining a foul smelling light yellow discharge.

May be wrong med: Any antibiotic used to treat an ear infection is picked based on speculation (percentages) that it will work. Any and all antibiotics have a possible of 5% or higher failure rate. The germ may just not be killed by the abx or something may interfere with its absorption from the gut. Either way, a different abx may do a better job. ...Read more

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Foul vaginal discharge 7 months after child delivery?

Foul vaginal discharge 7 months after child delivery?

Not normal: U need an exam, pap, cultures and an ultrasound, most likely a vaginitis , but must make sure it is not from inside the uterus which is the endometrium, please see the doc who delivered u. ...Read more

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Dark brown ear wax balls coming out by themselves from the right ear of my 3 month old baby girl. Normal or infection?

Dark brown ear wax balls coming out by themselves from the right ear of my 3 month old baby girl. Normal or infection?

Sounds more : Like earwax rather than an infection.Red flag if with fever, fussy, runny nose, coughing etc. Persistent drainage from the ear need to be checked for possible ear infection. ...Read more

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Bloody discharge with otitis externa swimmers ear?

Bloody discharge with otitis externa swimmers ear?

See an ENT: The best treatment for swimmer's ear, before any medications, is a professional cleaning to remove the infected wax. For prevention, an acidified alcohol solution may be used after swimming. A bloody ear could be a perforation. See a specialist first. Do not use any home remedies if you may have a perforation. ...Read more

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Can vaginal discharge with a foul oder hurt my baby ?

Can vaginal discharge with a foul oder hurt my baby ?

Possible: If you have a vaginal infection, it could cause premature labor and delivery which would likely be bad for the baby. Infection in the vagina could ascend to the uterus and threaten the baby. You need to see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...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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Clogged ear feeling but no ear infection. Is that ear canal, tube?

Clogged ear feeling but no ear infection. Is that ear canal, tube?

Eustachian Tube: A clogged ear with no infection or fluid in the ear is usually the result of a poorly functioning eustachian tube. This is the connection from the middle ear to the nose, responsible for maintaining proper air pressure in the ear.When clogged, the ear feels full or stuffy. ...Read more

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18 years old . 35 weeks pregnant. With my first child. Vaginal discomfort. Pain, itchy, inflammation. White/light yellow discharge no foul odor.

Probably Normal: A white discharge is typically the physiologic discharge associated with pregnancy. You can also have a yeast infection which could cause itching and inflammation. Make sure you tell your doctor at your next visit. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin didn't have work . Inner ear infection foul smelling green nasal mucous 6 months now . Which antibiotics next?

Amoxicillin didn't have work . Inner ear infection foul smelling green nasal mucous 6 months now . Which antibiotics next?

Visit to ENT next: You may have infected sinus , may need the drainage improper treatment may lead to permanent damage and appropriate choice antibiotic depends on your physician choice and possible the C&S means culture and sensivity of the organism (s) ...Read more

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Ear wax is draining out of my son's ears. He is complaining of pain and "liquid" in his ears. He's had tubes. Is an ear infection beginning?

Ear wax is draining out of my son's ears. He is complaining of pain and "liquid" in his ears. He's had tubes. Is an ear infection beginning?

Hard to say: If he has had tubes in the past you know he is prone to infections. This may or may not be an early stage of an infection. I can't make much of wax draining but pain is worrisome. I would give him some ibuprofen for now & arrange to have it checked when convenient. ...Read more

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Yellow ear discharge and bleeding from ear, is this signs of a yeast infection?

Yellow ear discharge and bleeding from ear, is this signs of a yeast infection?

Unlikely the issue: Yellow pus is usually a sign of a bacterial process, not one caused by fungi.Bleeding is a non specific sign of irritation and inflammation by any agent. ...Read more

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Baby has stuffy nose with white snot?

Baby has stuffy nose with white snot?

Not uncommon: Try to suck out the snot with a bulb syringe. If the problem continues, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Discharge From The Ear (Definition)

May be fluid or other draining material,often coming through ...Read more