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Why won't my sinuses or ears drain?

Why won't my sinuses or ears drain?

Sinuses: There are many causes, such as swelling of the sinus opening, eutachian tube swelling and allergies. See your ENT to help find the cause. ...Read more

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My ears drain all day long it has been doing it for a month or so

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

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Can ears drain spinal fluid?

Can ears drain spinal fluid?

Yes: A base-of-the-skull fracture can infamously cause a runny ear. That it is spinal fluid can be confirmed by any clever physician who thinks to test it for glucose. ...Read more

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My ears have fluid draining out of them at night and then their all crusty the next day. The itch allot as well?

My ears have fluid draining out of them at night and then their all crusty the next day. The itch allot as well?

No Q-tips!: Sounds like otitis externa (an infection caused by Q-tip use) or a dermatitis (irritation from a soap or shampoo). Use only unscented products, and keep them out of your ears when shampooing. (soft ear plugs). See your doc for medications that may help. ...Read more

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What is ear discharge like?

What is ear discharge like?

It can vary: It can be frank puss or it can be watery. It depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for curing ear discharge?

What is the medicine for curing ear discharge?

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

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What is this ear discharge with lots of debris in it?

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

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Please help! What is the difference between ear discharge and bleeding from the ear?

Please help! What is the difference between ear discharge and bleeding from the ear?

Discharge = general: Discharge is a general term that simply means any type of substance leaking out from somewhere, such as pus, clear fluid, mucus, etc. As such, bleeding can be a type of discharge. Bloody discharge from the ear is known as bloody otorrhea. ...Read more

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I have ear discharge from 14 days I'm not using any ear drops please which ear drops is best?

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

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Is it true that ear discharge with an infection is a good thing?

Is it true that ear discharge with an infection is a good thing?

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

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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!

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

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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?

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

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How can I know if its ear wax or ear discharge?

How can I know if its ear wax or ear discharge?

Ear drainage: That suggests a problem could be bloody, fluid, crusty, malodorous & and possibly associated with pain. Ear wax tends to be a oily/clumped substance. ...Read more

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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 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.

Wax in ears: May just be wax, may not be related to chronic supportive otitis media, many people have wax in their ears. Please have a local doctor look into your ears ...Read more

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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?

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?

CSF leak: Clear drainage from your ear after a head injury is suggestive of a cerebrospinal fluid leak. If you have not already, you should see a neurosurgeon for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mum suffering from diziness, ear pain (long term, not persistant, like electricity).No inflammation. No ear discharge.

Mum suffering from diziness, ear pain (long term, not persistant, like electricity).No inflammation. No ear discharge.

Dizziness: One of the most common causes for dizziness is "Vestibular" Issues caused by some 'inner-ear' dysfunction. Have your mum see the Doctor for her dizziness, so she can be diagnosed and treated. Best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does an ear discharge mean my baby has an ear infection?

Does an ear discharge mean my baby has an ear infection?

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

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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?

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

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I have a large zit behind my ear. It is very large and warm. All night liquid has been draining.

I have a large zit behind my ear. It is very large and warm. All night liquid has been draining.

Exam: Sounds like you need this examined today to determine the need for antibiotics or further drainage. See your primary doctor, or go to an urgent care clinic. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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

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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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What is the treatment for ear discharge in tympanic membrane perforation, is it safe to use CPAP device in this situation?

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

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Is tympanic membrane perforation a contraindication for CPAP & APAP use for sleep apnea, what is the treatment for ear discharge from this condition?

Is tympanic membrane perforation a contraindication for CPAP & APAP use for sleep apnea, what is the treatment for ear discharge from this condition?

CPAP: CPAP
OVERVIEW
(Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a tool
which can be used to assist
the oxygenation of several
respiratory pathologies. CONTRAINDICATIONS:Unconsciousness
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Suspected pneumothorax
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Inadequate respiratory drive
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Shock/Hypotension (BP <90)
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Chest wall trauma
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Persistent nausea/vomiting
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Has active upper GI bleeding or history of recent gastric surgery ...Read more

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How to drain fluids in the ear?

How to drain fluids in the ear?

Time or myringotomy: If you have serous fluid behind the ear drum, either waiting or lancing the ear drum are options. By making an incision on your ear drum, you would get almost instantaneous relief. ...Read more

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What can be done to get your ears to drain when they have too much fluid?

What can be done to get your ears to drain when they have too much fluid?

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

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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?

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?

See a doctor: The strong odor and drainage suggest an infection or foreign body. An examination is needed to sort this out. ...Read more

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Was diving and my ear poped, now its draining? Should I be concerned?

Was diving and my ear poped, now its draining? Should I be concerned?

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