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Ear Discharge

Otorrhea also known as ear discharge, is any fluid that comes out from your ear.

Your ear discharge earwax most of the time, earwax is an oil which your body naturally produce to make sure that dust, bacteria and other foreign body don’t get into your ear.

Conditions such as ruptured eardrum can cause blood or other fluid to drain out of your ear. This can be a sign that your ear has been infected or injured and requires medical attention.

Causes for Ear Discharge:

Discharges from your ear in most of the time is earwax making its way out of your body, however discharge can be caused by other conditions such as infection or injury.

  • Middle ear infection: Otitis media or middle ear infection is a common cause of discharge from your ear. This condition occurs when viruses or bacteria make their way into the middle ear causing the fluid to build up behind eardrum. Too much fluid builds up leads to ear discharge.
  • Trauma: Ear canal trauma can also cause discharge. This trauma occurs while cleaning your ear with cotton if you push it too deep.
  • Swimmer’s ear: Swimmer’s ear also commonly known as otitis externa cause when bacteria or fungus infects your ear canal. It mostly occurs when you spend a longer period of time in water.

Ear discharge can also be caused by Malignant otitis externa, a condition which damage the cartilage and bones.

If the discharge from your ear is white, yellow or bloody or if you are experiencing discharge for more than five days, you should immediately consult our doctors to get the treatment done.

Treatment for Ear Discharge:

Relaying on the cause of ear discharge, the treatment of it depends. Mild sign of ear infection might clear up within first week or two without any treatment, to deal with any pain or discomfort medications might be needed.

Ear drum tear which does not heal naturally, our doctor might apply a special paper patch on the tear to keep the hole closed while it heals.

If this patch does not work, the doctor might perform a surgery to repair your ear using a patch from your own skin.

To prevent the infection of swimmer’s ear from spreading, you will be given antibiotic ear drops or oral antibiotics depending on the condition.

Prevention from Ear Discharge:

Stay away from people who are sick to prevent ear infection. To avoid rupturing your eardrums keep foreign objects out of your ear. Swimmer’s ear can also get prevented by making sure to dry your ear as soon as you come out of water.

You can also drain out any water presence in your ear by turning your head one side then another.

Ear discharge can be a sign of a serious underlying problem. If you notice any ear discharge, visit Dr Neetu Modgil.

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