Causes Discharge From The Ear?
HealthReplies.com? I want to ask if it is dangerous if the fluid comes out of the ear? Even though it never happened before. And what is the cause of the discharge?
Thank you for the question.
Ear fluid (cerumen) normally only produced in small amounts so it does not flow out. The function of this ear fluid is to maintain the moisture of the ear canal, while preventing the entry of harmful foreign substances into the structure of the ear which is deeper.
Ear discharge that flows out is usually caused by excessive production. The most common cause is due to inflammation of the external ear (otitis externa) which can be triggered by the habit of digging for excessive ears, fungal infections or other microorganisms, until the entry of foreign objects into the ear. It could also, ear fluid flowing out due to a torn eardrum, for example due to inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media), pierced by sharp objects, excessive exposure to noise, diving too deep, and so on.
Your condition needs to be examined directly by a doctor or ENT doctor so that you can examine the possible causes, potential dangers, and the best treatment. In the meantime, you can first clean the ear discharge coming out with sterile gauze, but don't scoop on it too much. Make sure you keep your ears dry, clean and don't get in any foreign objects. Avoid indiscriminate use of earphones in exchange with other people, and also avoid carelessly giving medication to the ears that have complaints without doctor's advice.
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