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What is the definition or description of: Spinal fluid leaking from ear?

What is the definition or description of: Spinal fluid leaking from ear?

Leaking spinal fluid: Leaking spinal fluid is always a serious matter, regardless if it is coming from the ear or elsewhere. The fluid is thin a straw-colored and usually clear (unless there is an infection). The cause of the leak needs to be addressed immediately, because it is always dangerous. ...Read more

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Drip in throat also switches and goes to ear and feels like fluid leaking?

Drip in throat also switches and goes to ear and feels like fluid leaking?

Sinus condition: You symptoms are suggesting sinusitis with possible middle ear involvement through the Eustachian tube. Talk to your doc about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I go to work with fluid leaking out of my ear?

Can I go to work with fluid leaking out of my ear?

?????: What fluid? Not normal. See ENT doc. Possibilities include external otitis, serous otitis with ear drum perforation, cerebrospinal fluid leak. ...Read more

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My ear has been feeling very clogged and is leaking a clear sticky fluid. Only minor pain. What can I do?

My ear has been feeling very clogged and is leaking a clear sticky fluid. Only minor pain. What can I do?

Ear drops (NOT OTC): Prescription ear drops Ciprodex twice/ day for 7 days helps. Better to see ur MD as it could be ruptured TM too for which you might need referral to ENT ...Read more

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Okay my ear feels clogged I hear wind but im inside and fluid sometimes leaks will this go away?

Okay my ear feels clogged I hear wind but im inside and fluid sometimes leaks will this go away?

Eustachian tube: Hello, your ear symptoms are due to a eustachian tube dysfunction. The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting your nose will in turn cause ear symptoms. I would recommend afrin nasal spray as directed for 5 days. An otc decongestant can be used as directed thereafter for 7-10 days. If the symptoms persist, then see your ent. ...Read more

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My ear peircing is leaking a clear fluid sometimes even though its been months since I got them peirced.

My ear peircing is leaking a clear fluid sometimes even though its been months since I got them peirced.

Need to see a: Healthcare provider asap to make sure it is not infected. Chronic infection can cause some fluid to appear around the site of puncture, and if you do not treat it you may need surgery to shave things there by the time the infection gets to the side of the ear into the scalp. Better be safe than sorry. There isn't any other plausible explanation for this fluid. ...Read more

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If my ear is leaking of green fluid, do I have a burst eardrum?

If my ear is leaking of green fluid, do I have a burst eardrum?

Not necessarily: This can often be due to an infection of the ear canal skin. This type of an infection is especially common in people who use q-tips or in other ways try to clean their years of wax. In general, wax is very important and people who remove it open up their ears for inflammation and infection. You need to see an ENT doctor and have him or her clean out your ear and treat you. ...Read more

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Chronic rihnnoisis sound more possible than CSF leak even with slight head trams with a drip and ear acting up with fluid?

Why CSF Leak?: Why do you think you might have a CSF leak? Have you hit your head? If you have a reason to think that you have a CSF leak, the first thing to determine is if that is true or not with a CT or MRI. If you have no reason, then allergic rhinitis is more likely, and try an antihistamine and reducing environmental irritants/allergens, like fragrances, smoke, dust, etc. If that does not work see MD. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's normal to have fluid leaking from your ear with an ear infection?

Wondering if it's normal to have fluid leaking from your ear with an ear infection?

Ear infection: Ear infections sometimes will weep fluid from the infection across the ear drum and sometimes the fluid is caused by the ear drum rupturing. With proper medication this can be easily resolved. ...Read more

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My left ear is slowly leaking a clear fluid. It doesn't smell like anything. Ear feels numb. Should I seek medical attention?

My left ear is slowly leaking a clear fluid. It doesn't smell like anything. Ear feels numb. Should I seek medical attention?

Yes: It is important to know what and where the fluid is coming from-middle or outer ear. Also your doctor may want to culture the fluid. ...Read more

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I have a rash behind my ear. Its been there awhile. Its red, painful and it has like scaley scabs and it leaks clear sticky fluid. It also burns.

I have a rash behind my ear. Its been there awhile. Its red, painful and it has like scaley scabs and it leaks clear sticky fluid. It also burns.

Rash: The rash behind your ears was probably originally seborrhoic dermatitis, but because of your scratching the itchy skin it became secondarily infected. Use an antibiotic ointment to combat the infection and then try using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo 1 percent over the counter to treat the seborrhoa ...Read more

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My son was complaining of a sore ear yesterday and I filled a script and he's in keflex but today it's started leaking clear fluid. What should I do?

My son was complaining of a sore ear yesterday and I filled a script and he's in keflex but today it's started leaking clear fluid. What should I do?

Possible Perforation: It is possible that your child's drum perforated (has a small hole in it). This often occurs with middle ear infections. Important to bring your son back to see the doctor for a recheck. Your doctor can discuss with you if any additional treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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On the back top of my ear I have a painful red spot that heals a yellow scab that's quite golden. If I take the scab off it leaks clear fluid. Help!

On the back top of my ear I have a painful red spot that heals a yellow scab that's quite golden. If I take the scab off it leaks clear fluid. Help!

Infection: Sounds like a cellulitis. possibly strep / staph. Wash area carefully twice daily. Apply bacitracin topical twice daily. If it gets red / angry appearing despite cleansing area visit your primary care provider for antibiotics. ...Read more

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I just woke up intensely dizzy with my ears leaking fluid. If a CSF leak was happening, would it only be in one ear? Vestibular cause more likely?

I just woke up intensely dizzy with my ears leaking fluid. If a CSF leak was happening, would it only be in one ear? Vestibular cause more likely?

Seek immediate help: Very difficult to determine without proper exam. Reasons for ear drainage vary widely and must be properly diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.
Please, seek medical attention with your pcp or any other provider who can see you within a day or two.. ...Read more

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My daughter has an ear infection it perforated and leaked fluid doctor has prescribed amoxicillan I have given calpol, ibruproifen she is very hot stil

Give a few days: It can take a few days for the fever to go on once treatment is started for the infection. Fever is not her enemy, it is just a symptom. The body will actually fight the infection better with her running a temperature. Make sure you give her lots of fluids, dress down so she doesn't overheat from that. If fever still present 3-4 days after start of meds, see doc again - it may be a resistant germ. ...Read more

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My daughter has had a bad ear infection and now her ear has been leaking lots of fluid. Has she ruptured her ear drum? If she has when does the fluid stop?

My daughter has had a bad ear infection and now her ear has been leaking lots of fluid. Has she ruptured her ear drum? If she has when does the fluid stop?

Probably ruptured: A rush of fluid from the ear canal in the midst of an acute ear infection usually means the drum has ruptured. If she has ear tubes this drainage will usually come through the tube. Drainage will typically stop within a week, but she should receive a professional examination, including a hearing test. ...Read more

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Can you have no nose drip but ear fluid and drip in throat to have a CSF leak?

Can you have no nose drip but ear fluid and drip in throat to have a CSF leak?

Yes: If the source of your leak is the temporal bone, then you might have fullness in the ear and likely a salty taste. But please see an ent. You will not be able to answer whether you have a CSF leak over healthtap. You will need further testing ...Read more

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Every time I bend over, for the past year, and following a lumbar puncture, I hear a loud thump of fluid in one ear. Do I have a CSF leak? It's not sinus or allergy related I've ruled that out.

Middle ear: The symptom you describe sounds like an issue with fluid in your middle ear, and is unlikely to be related to your prior lumbar puncture. You may want to get a doctor to examine your ear. ...Read more

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I had jaw surgery july 5 2013 & dr burst my eardrum. Still ear ache and leaking clear fluid the entire time. I have 50% hearing returned so far?

I had jaw surgery july 5 2013 & dr burst my eardrum. Still ear ache and leaking clear fluid the entire time. I have 50% hearing returned so far?

Should heel days: Most of the time, a ruptured eardrum heals by itself, within hours or days. You should see your doctor about 2 weeks after your first visit so he or she can check if your eardrum has healed. If it has not, you will need to see an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist. He or she might do surgery to put a tiny paper patch on your eardrum to help seal the hole. ...Read more

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I have a "pimple"on my ear cartilage and its red swollen and leaks fluid sometimes and now it has a scab. What is this? Is it a pimple?

I have a "pimple"on my ear cartilage and its red swollen and leaks fluid sometimes and now it has a scab. What is this? Is it a pimple?

Infection: This may be a pustule or an inflamed/infected cyst if the drainage appears to be pus. Either way, apply warm compresses and apply antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. See your physician if redness and drainage persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Is it possible for CSF to leak from the ear?

generally not: Not as a rule but can be generally diagnosed by either an ENT or neurologist. ...Read more