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Why Is My Ear Leaking Fluid
My ear has been feeling very clogged and is leaking a clear sticky fluid. Only minor pain. What can I do?
Ear drops (NOT OTC): Prescription ear drops Ciprodex twice/ day for 7 days helps. Better to see ur MD as it could be ruptured TM too for which you might need referral to ENT ...Read more
Eustachian tube: Hello, your ear symptoms are due to a eustachian tube dysfunction. The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting your nose will in turn cause ear symptoms. I would recommend afrin nasal spray as directed for 5 days. An otc decongestant can be used as directed thereafter for 7-10 days. If the symptoms persist, then see your ent. ...Read more
My ear peircing is leaking a clear fluid sometimes even though its been months since I got them peirced.
Need to see a: Healthcare provider asap to make sure it is not infected. Chronic infection can cause some fluid to appear around the site of puncture, and if you do not treat it you may need surgery to shave things there by the time the infection gets to the side of the ear into the scalp. Better be safe than sorry. There isn't any other plausible explanation for this fluid. ...Read more
Not necessarily: This can often be due to an infection of the ear canal skin. This type of an infection is especially common in people who use q-tips or in other ways try to clean their years of wax. In general, wax is very important and people who remove it open up their ears for inflammation and infection. You need to see an ENT doctor and have him or her clean out your ear and treat you. ...Read more
I have a rash behind my ear. Its been there awhile. Its red, painful and it has like scaley scabs and it leaks clear sticky fluid. It also burns.
Rash: The rash behind your ears was probably originally seborrhoic dermatitis, but because of your scratching the itchy skin it became secondarily infected. Use an antibiotic ointment to combat the infection and then try using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo 1 percent over the counter to treat the seborrhoa ...Read more
On the back top of my ear I have a painful red spot that heals a yellow scab that's quite golden. If I take the scab off it leaks clear fluid. Help!
I have a puss filled lump behind my ear and a blocked ear that is leaking fluid wax and blood. My nose is also blocked and has coldsores inside?
Leaking ear: What you are describing is a mastoid infection. If that is what you have, the sooner it is treated the better for you. ...Read more
I held back a sneeze my ear plugged feel like I'm in a fish bowl with water behind my eye and in my ear today my ear pop and leaking clear, red fluid?
See below: Have an ENT specialist look at you. ...Read more
I am 48 years old and never had a ear infection now after going to the doctors office and getting the meds my ear has started leeking fluid and blood is there anything I can flush the ear with and is it ok to use the drops they gave me?
I have a "pimple"on my ear cartilage and its red swollen and leaks fluid sometimes and now it has a scab. What is this? Is it a pimple?
There is a ringing noise in my ear that won't go away and it feels like it's leaking but it's really not?
Have I ruptured my eardrum? My ear has not felt pain at all, nor has leaked any kind of liquid, And I here my own voice.
Unlikely: Unlikely, but you'd want to have an ENT doc to check you to make sure. ...Read more
About a week a painful bump formed in my ear that hasn't gone away. There's no pain anymore but clear liquid leaking out.
See E.N.T.specialist: You have infection in your ear, the bump has burst out and fluid is leaking out. You should consult E.N.T. specialist to heck your ear and treat you accordingly ...Read more
I have a cyst on my face the size of a gumball by my ear it has been there twenty years it is now leaking and stinky what do I need to do?
Preauricular cyst: Does it look like that? It is an embryonic remnant that can get infected. If it is leaking stinky fluid and is red and painful it is likely infected, time to see your doctor. ...Read more
YES: Seek medical attention ASAP and make sure you are given both topical and oral antibiotics. Call TODAY! ...Read more
My ear has been leaking clear yellow color for 2 almost 3 weeks now and I can barley hear in the beginning there was pain then that's when it strated?
I have pressure in my ear when I bend down. My ear also has been leaking yellow bloody discharge and has also been leaking hard dark yellow substance.
See your Family Doc: The only thing that's supposed to come out of your ear is ear wax. While liquefied ear wax may be yellow, it's not usually described as yellow bloody. Depending upon you & your environment, your ear wax may be hard dark yellow substance but it usually doesn't leak out. So it's best that you see your Family Doc & ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear. Its been swollen for well over a year. Last night 2 holes opened up & started leaking puss?
Evaluation: This sounds like it is an infected cyst. You need to be seen today to have it drained and evaluated. You may also need antibiotics. Don't delay. ...Read more
My ears keep leaking wax and I still have some wax in my ear and it smells bad. I took medicine a week ago, and my ear hurts so do I go to a hospital?
See A Doctor Now: You have not included important information such as the duration of symptoms, medication taken, doctor care already received, etc. With that said, smelly earwax and pain suggest infection. Examination is needed to determine whether this is an external ear (aka swimmer's ear) vs. Middle ear infection because each is treated differently. See your doctor NOW for prompt evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
The other day I used murine ear wax removal and bulb asperator to remove clogged wax and now my ear has been leaking for a few days no pain?
Go to the doctor: Leaking means ruptured ear drum. You need to be examined. ...Read more
I think I have sinus infection. My ear sounds like it's clogged, I have congestion. My ear is hurting really bad and now it started to leak something?
Ear infection: Your symptoms are concerning for an associated ear infection in addition to the possible sinus infection. If fluid is coming out of the ear, it sounds as though you may have a ruptured ear drum which certainly can result from an infection. You sound as though you require antibiotics and antihistamines at the very least. I suggest seeing a medical provider Good luck ...Read more
My doctor put this weird thing up to my ear infection and it made my eardrum beat and go fast and it said something like leak something what was it?
Hearing Screen: May be he was using audiometer? To measure fluid in ears or tm mobility? ...Read more
Doctor said I have a 1cm encephalocele and my ear grommets may prevent us from knowing if I have a CSF leak too Why would ear grommets prevent leaking?
I had a pimple deep in my ear canal the doctor had popped it for me. Is it normal for my ear to still be leaking blood out of my ear 12 hours later?
Hi I have a clear watery sticky discharge coming from inside my ear. My doctor said it wasn't a cfs leak but it was otitis externa. Is she correct do y?
More than likely:
CSF discharge from the ear is very unusual, unless you had trauma resulting in fracture of the skull. If treatment of infection does not resolve it, you may wish to see an ENT surgeon.
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Leaking spinal fluid: Leaking spinal fluid is always a serious matter, regardless if it is coming from the ear or elsewhere. The fluid is thin a straw-colored and usually clear (unless there is an infection). The cause of the leak needs to be addressed immediately, because it is always dangerous. ...Read more
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