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Discharge (Definition)

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


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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?

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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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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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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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

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Discharge From The Ear (Definition)

Most of the time, any fluid leaking out of an ear is ear wax. However, discharge may also be caused by a minor irritation or infection. A ruptured eardrum can cause a white, slightly bloody, or yellow discharge from the ear. Dry crusted material on a child's pillow is often a sign ...Read more