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2 yrs. Tubes six months ago suspect ear infection started ear drops today ear drainage and external ear is looking very bruised. Is this from infectn?

2 yrs. Tubes six months ago suspect ear infection started ear drops today ear drainage and external ear is looking very bruised. Is this from infectn?

Ear drainage: Ear drainage after placement of ear tubes indicates an infection that requires antibiotic +/- steroid ear drops and may need to be treated with oral antibiotic as well. ...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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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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My ear drainage is bloody is that a bad thing?

My ear drainage is bloody is that a bad thing?

I hope it's not bad,: But - it is not nothing. Even non-bloody ear drainage might be worth checking out, so "bloody" ear drainage sounds worthy of attention. You don't mention pain, fever or anything else, so perhaps it is not a big problem. Definitely do have a medical professional look at it and treat it. Hearing is a good thing to be able to do. Right? ...Read more

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I've had constant ear drainage for 36 hours mixed with blood. And constant severe pain in the ear. Any suggestions?

I've had constant ear drainage for 36 hours mixed with blood. And constant severe pain in the ear. Any suggestions?

Get seen...: Make an appointment and see your doctor or go to the nearest urgent care center. This could be related to an infection or an eardrum perforation. There is no way we can distinguish any of them through this platform. Only by direct exam you will a get a definite answer. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Will garlic oil encourage ear drainage?

Will garlic oil encourage ear drainage?

Sorry, no.: It will keep vampires away, though, if at risk for that. Garlic is for internal use (in your food). Only decongestant (like afrin (oxymetazoline) or sudafed) or a steam vaporizer (keep young kids away from hot steam). ...Read more

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Can ear drainage lead to dizziness & being tired?

Can ear drainage lead to dizziness & being tired?

Yes: Ear drainage, especially if chronic & with a hole in eardrum can indicate chronic mid ear infection, & possible infected mid ear growth (cholesteatoma) can cause vertigo/dizziness & fatigue. Can be serious. See an otology/ent md asap. Keep water out of ears. ...Read more

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What is the cause and treatment for clear fluid ear drainage?

CSF?: When I hear clear fluid from the ear, I worry about spinal fluid leaking through a hole in one's eardrum. If that is the case, this needs to be fixed surgically. Depending on location and size, it can be done through an ear surgery (transmastoid) or needs to be done through a craniotomy. ...Read more

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Constant ear drainage with very FOUL oder?

Constant ear drainage with very FOUL oder?

Possibilities: This could be a sign of a middle ear infection with a hole in the drum, a canal infection (swimmers ear).It could also be caused by shampoo getting in the wet canal and reacting with the wax. This produces a mouse urine odor. To be sure you need to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Why am I having severe ear drainage? I have tried several things with my ear doctor, but he cannot figure it out.

Why am I having severe ear drainage? I have tried several things with my ear doctor, but he cannot figure it out.

Ear drainage: Hello, ear drainage can come from infection or inflammation. I recommend obtaining a culture to help direct appropriate therapy. This is best performed 7+days off antibiotics both topical and oral. A ct scan of the temporal bones may also be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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What if ear drainage doesn't stop with 2 to 3 days for a ruptured ear drum while on amoxicillin. Should I be concerned? Or just let it take its time.

What if ear drainage doesn't stop with 2 to 3 days for a ruptured ear drum while on amoxicillin. Should I be concerned? Or just let it take its time.

You need ear drops: An ear perforation with drainage needs to be treated with ear drops. Amoxicillin by itself probably won't do it. Contact your doctor for a prescription. I like ciprodex, however, this can be very expensive. A combination of generic Ciprofloxacin eye drops and Dexamethasone eye drops can also work well. ...Read more

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I have been waking up for the past 3 days, light headed, dizzy, extreme hunger pain, and migraines. I have ringing in left ear and ear drainage!

I have been waking up for the past 3 days, light headed, dizzy, extreme hunger pain, and migraines. I have ringing in left ear and ear drainage!

See your doctor: You have several symptoms that are concerning and need to be addressed. It is best that you see your doctor for a thorough history and examination today. ...Read more

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What could cause daily headaches right ear pain ear drainage feels like ear is clogged and wet inside. No sign of infection. Ear pain for 4 months.

What could cause daily headaches right ear pain ear drainage feels like ear is clogged and wet inside. No sign of infection. Ear pain for 4 months.

Headaches & Ear Pain: Sometimes the occipital nerve such as the lesser or third occipital nerve can cause ear pain that is associated with headaches. Are the headaches in the back of your head and rarely go past the top of your head? Any issues with your neck? May need a med to calm down irritation to the occipital nerve (short course oral steroids, Toradol, or neuropathic meds). ...Read more

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How long does ear drainage last for a ruptured ear drum? Have 28 pills of amoxicillin from doctor, should it go away after I finish them?

How long does ear drainage last for a ruptured ear drum? Have 28 pills of amoxicillin from doctor, should it go away after I finish them?

Probably: A middle ear infection that burst your ear drum and is draining may be a more aggressive infection. Take the Amoxicillin as prescribed. Your drainage should significantly improve in 2 to 3 days. In that case take all of the pills as recommended. If not improving in a few days call the doctor, you may need something stronger. Call even sooner if you get a stiff neck or bad headache. ...Read more

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Sm amt ear drainage bilat noted waking up at normal feeding at night No odor fever inc fuzziness/wakefulness Off/on runny nose Is in daycare wait/md?

Sm amt ear drainage bilat noted waking up at normal feeding at night No odor fever inc fuzziness/wakefulness Off/on runny nose Is in daycare wait/md?

Go to md: Although not life threatening, you may have a case of a middle ear infection with perforation of the ear drum/tympanic membrane. Also known as "glue ear", an opportunity to visualize the ear with an otoscope is worthwhile. ...Read more

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Hi my throat hurts and I had a hoarse voice for a few days what do I have I had ear drainage from my ear thing that I had I don't have a fever?

Hi my throat hurts and I had a hoarse voice for a few days what do I have I had ear drainage from my ear thing that I had I don't have a fever?

Congestion: Start with decongestants and nasal steroid spray. Both available over the counter. If no improvement then see a doc for possible antibiotics. ...Read more

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Toddler aspirates up to honey thickness&gets pneumonia&chronic h-flu ear infections. (Has tubes) Is it possible ear drainage is getting to lungs?

No ear drainage asp-: -iration- The ear canals don't drain to the throat/mouth. Certainly any nasal/sinus drainage runs the risk of winding up in the lungs. Coughing is our body's way of attempting to keep the secretions formed in the back of the throat and sinuses out of the airways. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for ear drainage and a sore, swollen throat while breast feeding?

What medication can I take for ear drainage and a sore, swollen throat while breast feeding?

See your doc: You need to have throat cultures and an ear exam to diagnose your infection. You will need to be treated with antibiotics. Your doc can prescribe an antibiotic safe with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dizziness, fatigue and cloudy or blurred vision (quality: blurring of distant objects, blurring of nearby objects). My brain MRI report is ok. And all my CBC blood test. Sugar test is ok...there was ear drainage many days ago?

I am experiencing dizziness, fatigue and cloudy or blurred vision (quality: blurring of distant objects, blurring of nearby objects). My brain MRI report is ok. And all my CBC blood test. Sugar test is ok...there was ear drainage many days ago?

Welk: The ear issue could be a cause of some of your symptoms but does not account for the. Blurred vision. See the eye doctor to examine the eyes. If they are ok return to your doctor for a though exam including mental health exam if nothing medical is found ...Read more

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My 2 year old has had tubes in place for about 17 months now; within the last 2wks, there has been repeated brownish drainage from L. Ear. Cause?

Hard to say: The average length of stay for tubes runs 6-12 mo, so unless you have had them re-examined and know they are still there, I assume they are not. Brownish drainage may be evidence of an infection from that ear. Sometimes these occur and produce a small rupture through the site where the tube was placed. If the tube is there, it could leak through it. Time to see the doc. ...Read more

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My 14 month old got tubes 8 days ago. There is still heavy drainage from both ears. Is this normal?

My 14 month old got tubes 8 days ago. There is still heavy drainage from both ears. Is this normal?

Persistent: Drainage post myringotomy tubes for more than three days is not normal. You need to call your physician. In meantime, continue your ear drops. ...Read more

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I'm getting a tube in my ear tomorrow how long before I get relief from drainage. Where will it drain?

Tubes: The drainage typically starts with the insertion of the tube and you may have some relief of pressure immediately but you will have some pain from the surgery itself. The drainage will come from your ear. Good questions to ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Tender round ear have tubes ones shifted down lots of drainage had mastoiditis is y I got tubes meds aren't wrkn what could b wrong now?

Tender round ear have tubes ones shifted down lots of drainage had mastoiditis is y I got tubes meds aren't wrkn what could b wrong now?

Ear pain ; drainage: Hello, this infectious drainage may be a resistant strain of bacteria of a fungus which won't respond to antibiotic therapy. See your doctor who may run a culture to determine the best treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Our son has tubes in his ears and he is having drainage about once every other month, the he has to use ear drops, what causes the drainage?

Our son has tubes in his ears and he is having drainage about once every other month, the he has to use ear drops, what causes the drainage?

His doctor can tell.: In addition to the possiblility of recurring middle ear infections despite having tubes, the mucus membrane lining the middle ear space can secrete clear fluid; also, a small number of patients can have ear drainage due to having tubes. His ENT doctor can tell you which cause is most likely based on examining him. ...Read more

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Have tubes because of mastoiditis now have ear infec tubes shifted down taking antibiotic and drops can't hear drainage not getting better y?

Have tubes because of mastoiditis now have ear infec tubes shifted down taking antibiotic and drops can't hear drainage not getting better y?

Tubes open?: You need to get to an ENT to make sure that your tubes are in and working. Your hearing could be down for many reasons so, it's best to get checked out. ...Read more

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Would I benefit from a Chiropractor for drainage? Tubes in my ear are a last resort. Thanks

Would I benefit from a Chiropractor for drainage? Tubes in my ear are a last resort. Thanks

NO, they do not: Chiropractor, will not do procedures, you need to see ENT Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) ...Read more

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My daughter had tubes placed in her ears a year and a half ago and now is having cloudy drainage from her ear. Can I use generic drops to help drain it, or does she need to be seen?

My daughter had tubes placed in her ears a year and a half ago and now is having cloudy drainage from her ear. Can I use generic drops to help drain it, or does she need to be seen?

Have PCP eval: By a yr & 1/2 most kids have shed their tubes. A cloudy drainage this far out likely represents a new infection that pushed through the ear drum causing a perforation. Old drops you might have or otc preparations would likely hurt & not fix the problem. Call & make a routine appt. ...Read more

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Toddler tugging at ear& acts in pain. I've had doc check ears 2x in 10days. Tubes are in place, clear, no drainage. Just a little pink. Why hurting?

Toddler tugging at ear& acts in pain. I've had doc check ears 2x in 10days. Tubes are in place, clear, no drainage. Just a little pink. Why hurting?

Teething: It is possible that the pain your child is experiencing is from teething. Many babies pull their ears and act as ear infection when they teeth. Give Ibuprofen and see if that helps relieve the pain. ...Read more

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Every morning I have wet ear wax I can get out of my ear. Is this normal? Doc told me they saw fluid in my ears. Drainage. Had tubes when younger.

Every morning I have wet ear wax I can get out of my ear. Is this normal? Doc told me they saw fluid in my ears. Drainage. Had tubes when younger.

See ENT: I would agree with what others have said and really emphasize that you should have your ears looked at by an ENT to make sure it is just wet ear wax. Especially with a history of ear tubes, having any ear drainage is important to have evaluated. ...Read more

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My son has a FOUL smell, brown & yellow puss drainage from his ear. Has tubes. Infection? Have drops for post-op, use Them? Is 21 mos.

My son has a FOUL smell, brown & yellow puss drainage from his ear. Has tubes. Infection? Have drops for post-op, use Them? Is 21 mos.

Ear tubes: Were the tubes placed recently? What drops do you have?
It's likely an infection from what you described and the proper medication needs to be prescribed. Call your pediatrician or you can have a live consult through healthtap to review what drops you have and make sure you start the correct treatment. ...Read more

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My son has dark red and light red drainage in his left ear... He has tubes in both ears. Just saw ENT on thursday and was ok. What does that mean?

My son has dark red and light red drainage in his left ear... He has tubes in both ears. Just saw ENT on thursday and was ok. What does that mean?

Usually infection: Having myringotomy tubes in place prevents infection from staying in the middle ear space. When an ear infection occurs it will drain out the ear canal. Usually this is treated with antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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Do ear infects present differently after tubes? 14mo pulling/rubbing on her jaw/ear area. Fever 99. See3 teeth coming in 2 eye&molar. No drainage.

Do ear infects present differently after tubes? 14mo pulling/rubbing on her jaw/ear area. Fever 99. See3 teeth coming in 2 eye&molar. No drainage.

Referredpain: With tubes, one can experience itching in the ears on occasion. In your situation you daughter may be expeniencing referred pain from her teething. ...Read more

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My toddler has had ear tubes for over a year now. We just came back from the beach and she has some discharge and a foul smell in one. Is this bad?

My toddler has had ear tubes for over a year now. We just came back from the beach and she has some discharge and a foul smell in one. Is this bad?

? Infection: Of external ear, usually tubes fall within 6 months, but some tend not to fall or get retained, your child needs to be examined make sure the tubes have fallen, and no active infection ...Read more

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I'm having t tubes put in my ears next week. Being done in one of the main or rooms under general. Will I discharge from recovery room or same day care?

I'm having t tubes put in my ears next week. Being done in one of the main or rooms under general. Will I discharge from recovery room or same day care?

Hospital Policy: Most hospitals will not discharge you straight form the recovery room. They like you to go back to same day care for a small amount of time to ensure you are fully awake form any anesthetics after the more vigilant care of the recovery room. However, with a relatively short anesthesia time of tube placement, they may make exceptions. Would talk to the pre-op staff at the facility for their process. ...Read more

Discharge From The Ear (Definition)

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