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How does a doctor drain a ear for an ear infection.  do you have to be put to sleep?

How does a doctor drain a ear for an ear infection.  do you have to be put to sleep?

Rarely needs surgery: True fluid and hearing loss most often will clear on its own with decongestants and treatment for whatever led to the fluid in the first place (uri, sinusitis, allergy). This can be combined with holding your nose and blowing into the nose trying to "pop" your ears. Rarely fluid won't clear and adults can have it drained under a local or topical anesthetic. Fluid is often misdiagnosed - watch out! ...Read more

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Which type of doctors do I go to drain my cauliflower ear?

Which type of doctors do I go to drain my cauliflower ear?

An ENT: They need to go beyond just draining and ent's are trained to manage this from early in residency. ...Read more

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Today the ear doctor did a procedure to drain the liquid did he removed it or its going to drain?

Today the ear doctor did a procedure to drain the liquid did he removed it or its going to drain?

Likely both: Your ear doctor likely performed a myringotomy, which is a small hole in your eardrum, to drain the fluid behind the eardrum. Typically at the time of the myringotomy we drain as much as the fluid as we can, but we cannot drain all of it at that time because there is likely more fluid hidden that we cannot see. Over the next day or so, some of that fluid will continue to drain as it clears. ...Read more

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Can my general Doctor drain cauliflower ear ?

Can my general Doctor drain cauliflower ear ?

Make a call: This often varies with their past training and local healthcare practices.They may feel comfortable with the procedure while they might have a preferred referral specialist do it.Some urgent care centers are staffed by emergency trained specialists who see and treat it more often than a regular doc.Make a few calls and ask. ...Read more

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Does the doctor put you to sleep when he drains fluid from behing the ear drum?

Does the doctor put you to sleep when he drains fluid from behing the ear drum?

Depends: This depends on the surgeon's preference. I have done it both ways, awake and asleep. Many things factor into this decision. Discuss with the surgeon. ...Read more

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Bad cold with lots of those pressure/snot : I have yellow pus draining from ear can't see the doctor for two more days it has been three suggestions?

Bad cold with lots of those pressure/snot : I have yellow pus draining from ear can't see the doctor for two more days it has been three suggestions?

Infection: I suggest urgent care clinic or local outpatient ER clinic facility. You have an infection which requires immediate treatment. You can also consult with one of the physicians online; however this is up to your personal wishes. Go today. ...Read more

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Husband has chronic terrible itching, scaling, and blockage of ears making him crazy! had ointment...No help. Now also draining. What kind of doctor/specialist should he see? Thanks

Husband has chronic terrible itching, scaling, and blockage of ears making him crazy! had ointment...No help. Now also draining. What kind of doctor/specialist should he see? Thanks

Derm +or ENT/Otolar,: This is very likely a skin issue like eczema or psoriasis, and it is located in the ears, so it would be a good idea to take him to see a dermatologist for the skin issue or an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) or otolaryngologist due to the fact that it is located in the ears. Best of luck. ...Read more

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