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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Ear Wax (Definition)

Ear wax in the ear canal is a mixture of secretions from oil and sweat glands in the canal's skin. Shedded skin cells are also a major ingredient of ear wax. There are two genetically determined types of ear wax: the wet type and the dry type. While Asians and Native Americans are more likely to have the dry type (crumbly, flaky), Africans and Europeans are more likely to have the ...Read more


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I have noticed a dark red spot on my earwax yellow-marroon from right ear. Left earwax.has normal colour.

I have noticed a dark red spot on my earwax yellow-marroon from right ear. Left earwax.has normal colour.

Red spot: The red spot with your ear wax may be blood from you trying to get out your wax. Generally you should avoid trying to use q tips or other things to get out the wax yourself. Let your doctor do it for you. The ear canal's skin is thin and easily irritated and you risk puncturing your ear drum if you stick items in your ear canal ...Read more

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What are the white powdery stuff in my ears instead of yellow ear wax?

What are the white powdery stuff in my ears instead of yellow ear wax?

May be Fungus ??: It sounds like possible fungus infection, Better see your Doctor before it gets worse. ...Read more

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I have swimmer's ear and I have water in my ears and used a q-tip and yellow ear wax came out. Is that what's holding the water in?

I have swimmer's ear and I have water in my ears and used a q-tip and yellow ear wax came out. Is that what's holding the water in?

Yes: Wax build up is the ear canal is very common. Some people suffer from it more than others. Water can get trapped between the ear drum and the wax. This increase the chance of infection especially the outer ear which we refer to as swimmer's ear or otitis externa. Infection can also sets in from impaction of the wax which is caused by q-tip usage. ...Read more

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I was dropping Debrox into my ear to loosen ear wax and yellow liquid immediately came out of my nose. Is this normal?

I was dropping Debrox into my ear to loosen ear wax and yellow liquid immediately came out of my nose.  Is this normal?

Tympanic Membrane: Hi Charles,

It seems that the debrox solution is leaking from your external ear canal into your middle ear, at which point it is draining through your nose (see image). This suggests that you have a perforation of your ear drum, or your "tympanic membrane" and that's how the debrox is leaking through. I suggest you have a doctor take a look in your ear canal to confirm if here is a perforation. ...Read more

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My inner ear feels wet and itchy inside. Earwax looks creamy. What type antibiotic cream is good for me ?

My inner ear feels wet and itchy inside. Earwax looks creamy. What type antibiotic cream is good for me ?

Not antibiotic: You may have a fungal infection in the ear canal and thus would not likely respond to abx. If there is no history of ear drum perforation, some OTC anti-fungal ear drops (usually containing acetic acid) may be helpful. If problem persists, see your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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Yellow mucus that tastes like a wet diaper along with cough?

Yellow mucus that tastes like a wet diaper along with cough?

How do you know...: How do you know it tastes like a wet diaper? In any case, yellow mucus and cough can be part of a common cold. If it's accompanied by a high fever, severe ear/throat/other pain, vomiting, difficulty breathing, or goes on longer than two weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having vaginal discharge for about a month with a very light yellow color. It keeps me constantly wet with a foul odor?

I have been having vaginal discharge for about a month with a very light yellow color. It keeps me constantly wet with a foul odor?

Need pelvic exam: This is consistent with infection (vaginitis) which could be gc vs others. I would refrain from sexual activity and see a primary care doc or gyn for prompt treatment. If you leave it untreated you run the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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My daughter has a wet cough and coughing up yellow phlem is it just a can you tell me what it is?

My daughter has a wet cough and coughing up yellow phlem is it just a can you tell me what it is?

Cough: Productive cough can still be from a viral process and not in need of therapy. If symptoms of shorness of breath, fever and other symptoms like malaise, I would get checked. ...Read more

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I have thin yellow liquid coming out of my vagina, it makes my underwear really wet. What is that?

I have thin yellow liquid coming out of my vagina, it makes my underwear really wet. What is that?

See your doctor now.: There is no way to tell without an examination ; some tests. That kind of discharge requires investigation to make a proper diagnosis ; define correct treatment. See your physician right away. ...Read more

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My 5 month old is very stuffed up but also draining a lot of yellow and clear mucus. She also has a wet cough. Should I bring her in?

My 5 month old is very stuffed up but also draining a lot of yellow and clear mucus. She also has a wet cough. Should I bring her in?

Sounds like sinus!: Yes you should take her to her doctor. It is very important if this is new or chronic. It sounds like sinusitis. Allergies or infection could be the cause. Is there a smoker in the house? ...Read more

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Been having a lot of very light yellow discharge that is very wet. Sometimes it smells fishy and other times it smells like urine or ammonia. Why??

Been having a lot of very light yellow discharge that is very wet. Sometimes it smells fishy and other times it smells like urine or ammonia. Why??

Vaginitis: There are several types of vaginal infection that can cause a discharge. The two most likely based on your description are bacterial vaginosis and chlamydia. Please see your gynecologist for testing and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My skin graft is a month old today. Parts of it are yellow and wet. Parts are hard and dark scabs. Did it fail? The doctorceeleased me. I'm worried.

My skin graft is a month old today. Parts of it are yellow and wet. Parts are hard and dark scabs. Did it fail? The doctorceeleased me.  I'm worried.

See your doctor: Skin grafts take many weeks to fully heal. If you have questions about yours I would recommend seeing your surgeon. In the meantime keep it lubricated with something like vaseline. ...Read more

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Ear feels wet when I wake up... Q tip has yellow liquid?

Ear feels wet when I wake up... Q tip has yellow liquid?

Sounds: Like ear "wax" (cerumen) build up! Try irrigating with warm water! (Ear syringe can be purchased over the counter ask your pharmacist)
Just a thought!

Hope it's helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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How to treat a burn on wrist with wet yellow scab?

How to treat a burn on wrist with wet yellow scab?

Sounds like its: Infected. Start using hydrogen peroxide and topical antiobiotics to burn area, if not doing better in a few days I would see derm for culture and perhaps oral antibiotics ...Read more

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I have a wet white/yellow discharge with a foul smell. Is it STD related? Will it go away? What is it?

I have a wet white/yellow discharge with a foul smell. Is it STD related? Will it go away? What is it?

Get tested for STDs: I assume you're female per your profile, not male as suggested by username. You mention STD, so I assume you think you're at risk (new partner, no condom, etc). Your symptoms are suspicious for trichomonas (an STD). Bacterial vaginosis, sometimes but not always sexually acquired, also is possible. So are gonorrhea and chlamydia. You need to be professionally evaluated in person for STDs. ...Read more

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My penis is wet and a greenish yellow sticky liquid is coming out it dose not hurt to pee and when I do pee it is short, country I’m in poor health ca?

My penis is wet and a greenish yellow sticky liquid is coming out it dose not hurt to pee and when I do pee it is short, country I’m in poor health ca?

Sorry, but checked..: Clinically, you should be checked so to assure you have no STD-related urethritis at least despite having poor healthcare coverage. How to get all related things for good care done correctly? Follow suggestion described in https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/. To possibly help your future care, please take time to peruse articles in Life Reality on http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more

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Yellow clumpy vaginal discharge sometimes clear, no odor, no itch, negative for c&s test, wet mount and pap test. What else can cause yellow discharge?

Yellow clumpy vaginal discharge sometimes clear, no odor, no itch, negative for c&s test, wet mount and pap test. What else can cause yellow discharge?

Treat for best guess: Diagnosis of vaginal discharge can be difficult. Yellow color suggests infection. Depending on exact tests done, some infections can be missed, e.g. gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas. Talk to your doctor about being retested. If available, include the new DNA test for trich, much more accurate than wet mount. It may be necessary to treat for the best guess, without proof of diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Husband has bad fungus in toe nails. Thick, yellow/brown disconnected. What can he do? Will vinegar soak help? Consq of not treating?

Husband has bad fungus in toe nails.  Thick, yellow/brown disconnected.  What can he do?  Will vinegar soak help? Consq of not treating?

Listen to body: Since your husband has multiple problems addressing them by lowering carbs and eating 6 meals of healthy foods more vegetables and high quality protein will improve his ability to eliminate fungus and become healthy. Meanwhile, topical vinegar soaks for 5 minutes every day before a shower can help control topical growth of fungus. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex with my partner and come to find out she has vaginal bacteria and I have yellow and white wet spots and her nail cut me?

I had unprotected sex with my partner and come to find out she has vaginal bacteria and I have yellow and white wet spots and her nail cut me?

Bacterial vaginosis: I assume you are referring to bacterial vaginosis. The yellow/white wet spots are on the penis? It would be unlikely to be related. However, having bacterial vaginosis can be associated with risk for other STDs so would be reasonable to get tested for other STDs. ...Read more

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Intermittent low grade fewer mainly at night for past 7 days. Wet cough w yellow/green pleghm, sinus/head pressure, occasional chills. Any concerns?

Intermittent low grade fewer mainly at night for past 7 days. Wet cough w yellow/green pleghm, sinus/head pressure, occasional chills. Any concerns?

Likely you have: Bronchitis, upper respiratory and/or sinus infection from a viral or bacterial infection. See your dr for possible imaging studies and antibiotics. Take care! ...Read more

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1 yr old boy have yellow urine(but fully wet nappy in 8hrs)happy, playing, sometimes cranky. Had vomiting once day before yesterday. No other symptom?

1 yr old boy have yellow urine(but fully wet nappy in 8hrs)happy, playing, sometimes cranky. Had vomiting once day before yesterday. No other symptom?

Normal: What you have described is not particularly worrisome or abnormal. If there are more specific issues that would be worrisome please describe them more specifically and resubmit your concerns. ...Read more

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I have been having vaginal discharge for about a month with a very light yellow color. It keeps me constantly wet with a foul order. I'm very clean and I cannot shake this but I'm also very shy and haven't contacted a doctor. Please help me! Anything ove

I have been having vaginal discharge for about a month with a very light yellow color. It keeps me constantly wet with a foul order. I'm very clean and I cannot shake this but I'm also very shy and haven't contacted a doctor. Please help me! Anything ove

See an OB/GYN: You need to get over your shyness. It may help to choose a woman physician. Believe me when I tell you that the doctor has already heard stories much stranger than yours and will be very sympathetic to your problem. This will probably prove to be fairly simple to diagnose and treat and you should be better soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can UTI cause yellow discharge? I've yellow vaginal discharge on daily basis. Went for c&s test, no pathogen seen. Negative for wet mount.

Can UTI cause yellow discharge? I've yellow vaginal discharge on daily basis. Went for c&s test, no pathogen seen. Negative for wet mount.

Probably not UTI: UTI doesn't cause vaginal discharge. Probably you were tested for STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) and negative wet mount suggests you were checked for vaginal infections bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, and yeast. But that test misses almost half of trichomonas infections; ask doc about the newly available DNA test for trich, a far better test. Also ask about cervicitis and maybe retest for STDs. ...Read more