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Ears Drain At Night
See an ENT: Chronic ear drainage is a bad thing. The causes are numerous from an easy fix to a more involved one. A simple retained q tip swab can produce inflammation and drainage. It can also be due to chronic middle ear and mastoid infection or a skin cyst that can be bone erosive. Get it checked out. ...Read more
My ears have fluid draining out of them at night and then their all crusty the next day. The itch allot as well?
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
Rx, probabably: Discharge from the ears may indicate an ear infection--most likely bacterial, possibly fungal. Either infection would require a prescription ear drop. You need to see your doctor for an exam of the ear, and he/she can determine what you may need. ...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 eczema in my ears. They itch daily, then I scratch & then they will drain clear fluid -at night mostly. Is this normal- it's a daily cycle!
You need to: Control the itch with oral histamine and a prescription topical steroids of moderate potency from your physician. Do not use it when your skin is weepy or not intact. At those times, you may need to apply topical antibiotics to get it healed then proceed with the topical steroids. Aquaphor ointments are very good to apply when it is dry, cracked bleedy. If no better, consult with your physician. ...Read more
Sometimes @ night, I wake up & feel like 1 ear is clogged. I can tilt my head and it will drain some liquid. After that it's unclogged. What's going on?
Multiple causes: The most likely cause of this is wax. Still, you may have fluid in your ear or other things. You can see your primary or ent, but if you do have fluid in only one ear, you should see an ent ...Read more
Antibiotics: You need to see the doctor and get treated. ...Read more
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.
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?
Mum suffering from diziness, ear pain (long term, not persistant, like electricity).No inflammation. No ear discharge.
6 year old's ear seems to have ruptured twice, or drained, since last night. He is still in a lot of pain and slightly dizzy. Options to help?
Ear infection: Ruotured ear drums do occur when extreme pressure builds up from infection in the middle ear. The hole usually heals well. If pain persists it suggests that even though the pressure has be released something else is going on. Spread of infection to the mastoid bone behind the ear is a real possibility and it is definitely time to go to the doctor. ...Read more
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 more
Last night car trunk hit my head I have no bruise/bump. Later my ear felt like h2o draining. Now it hurts w/pressure. What to do? Should I be worried?
Local trauma: If the trunk banging on head didn't leave any bruise or bump, it is unlikely that it was severe enough to cause any internal damage. You may have some fluid build up in your ears from previous allergies etc. That was exacerbated by the trauma last night. You may use OTC pain/anti inflammatory agent like Ibuprofen. If symptoms persist, get it checked with your doctor or Urgent care. Feel good. ...Read more
Rt ear has gone numb - past 2 days. No dizziness, no h/o of trauma, no ear discharge, no pain, ear cavity clean, on post angioplasty drugs, please help?
CN 7, 9, 10: The sensory innervation of the pinna (or ear) is complex: cranial nerves 7, 9, 10 play a part. Given your otherwise neurological "intactness" except this pinnal numbness, my question is: have you recently 'cracked' your neck, had chiropractic manipulation, what was angioplastied? Arterial dissection is the concern. The simplest explanation is focal compressing ear too long during sleep... ...Read more
What is the treatment for ear discharge in tympanic membrane perforation, is it safe to use CPAP device in this situation?
Is there infection: If there is an infection you will need to be treated with anabiotic's. The discharge should be evaluated. I don't think the CPAP will be a major problem. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Is tympanic membrane perforation a contraindication for CPAP & APAP use for sleep apnea, what is the treatment for ear discharge from this condition?
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Depends on where: Wax softner like murine or debrox can be tried if fluid/water gets trapped due to wax in exrenal ear canal. U need to see ear, nose & throat specialist if fluid is deep to eardrum. Best consult with your primary care dr if anything more than simple wax problem. Good luck. ...Read more
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?
Is there drainage: Coming out of your ear (externally) or is drainage in your throat? Normally there is pain with rupture of the tympanic membrane. Although these usually heal well, would recommend medical evaluation. Another possibility is that the pop isn't related and that you have an external ear infection. See this great info on otic barotrauma: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001064.Htm. ...Read more
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