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What Does Baby Ear Drainage Mean
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does yellow mucus mean? Should i be worried and should I see my dr? My head hurts and I have a cough and drainage in my ears.
Possibilities...: The cough productive of yellow sputum may indicate the presence of infection in your airways, called acute bronchitis. If the infection is caused by a virus, it will complete its course but, if due to bacterial infection, antibiotics may be needed. This is a common infection and it is easily treated so see your doctor so you can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has dark red and light red drainage in his left ear... He has tubes in both ears. Just saw ENT on thursday and was ok. What does that mean?
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
I saw dark red and smelly discharge in my 2 year old child's ear. She seemed fined the she day, what could it mean?
Wax vs. infection: It is could likely be an ear infection with a small perforation (which caused the blood mixed in with the infection). Some children do not complain with ear infections. It could also be excessive wax as well. The smell makes it more likely an infection but you should follow up with a specialist to make your child gets the appropriate treatment one way or another. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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