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Foul Smelling Ear Discharge
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
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
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.
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
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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Has active upper GI bleeding or history of recent gastric surgery ...Read more
Saw Dr for ear discharge she gave me drops and antibiotic. It's been 2 days on treatment with still slight bloody discharge. How long for this 2 heal?
The answer depends: On the cause for the ear discharge and what the doctor is treating. It could be an external ear infection, or a perforation from a middle ear infection, or a traumatic perforation (the 3 most common causes). Since I do not know which of these (or other) is the source/cause, I would recommend you speak with your treating doctor or an ear, nose, throat specialist for a more precise answer. ...Read more
Discharge from ear: May be fluid or other draining material, often coming through the external ear canal. ...Read more
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
Please...: Be examined.... You can have an infection and no discharge ...Read more
Could be infection: The most common cause of discharge from an ear is infection of the ear canal or a middle ear infection that has caused the to antic membrane to rupture. If it is thic, colored and associated with pain it is likely an infection. You should be examined by a medical professional when convenient for you. ...Read more
Ear infection: If you see a discharge from your baby's ear, there may be an infection in the ear. It could be an external ear canal infection (otitis externa). There might be a hidden object stuck in the canal. Sometimes a middle ear infection (acute otitis media) can cause drainage from the ear if there's a small hole in the eardrum. ...Read more
Depends: There are a few cells that do not regenerate, brain cells and hearing cells. Dependong on the repetative nature of the gun shots and loud noises, you hope the hearing comes back in 2-3 days. If the loss persists, you need to get an evaluation by ent. Always wear protective hearing aides/ear protection when shooting a gun or performing activites with loud noises (leaf blowing, weed whacking, etc). ...Read more
From time to time, when I wake at night, I seem to develope a wet clear oderless discharge from of my ears?
This: Is not normal to have ear discharge... I would suggest see an ENT guy. Hope you did not hit your head in the not too distant past...Go get an apointment with the doctor I recommended! ...Read more
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