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Ear Diseases What Makes The Ear Produce An Offensive Odor
Frequently i seem to wake up with wet ears. It is clear drainage that doesn't have an odor. What could be going on?
40 year old male has strong odor coming from ear no pain every once in a while it drains been this way for about 4 months?
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
Hard, painless lump with odor behind ear. On previous occasions I drained them, but its hard. Not bothering me, but should I have it checked?
Ear lumps: hello~ yes these are sebaceous cysts and the time to remove them is when they are quiescent and not infected. See your doc now and have them removed thanks ...Read more
Friends son has tubes in his ears. He has like a lime green drainage with an odor. For 2 months now but off and on.
I have a wound at the back of my ear with pus and bad odor. What can I apply? Do i need to take antibiotics ? The wound is 3 weeks already
See your doctor!: Foul smelling pus from a wound is very likely infected. If it hasn't healed in a week, much less 3, it isn't likely to heal without antibiotics and a bedside surgical procedure to open and clean it. Use otc antibiotic cream and gauze and get to your doctor or urgent care right away. ...Read more
Behind my 14 yr old daughter's ears itch terribly and have a foul odor. Would an anti-fungal med help or can we use a strong cortisone?
No steroid: The description of a foul smell points to an infection. I would not put steroid creams or ointments like cortisone on it as they may worsen the infection. If you are going to try anything at home try an antibiotic ointment and an antifungal cream. If this is not helping in 1-2 days see a physician on person for a more exact diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My left ear is producing a lot more earwax than my right and it has a foul smell to it.My right ear is fine clean as a whistle and no odor.Why?
Husband has buildup in his ears they have strong odor & he constantly itches them sleeping. He cleans his ears regularly. Whats wrong? Ne treatments?
Office visit: I would have this checked. There might be an infection or impacted wax causing problems. ...Read more
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