Causes Ear Pain And Discharge?
Hello, my mother’s right ear hurts, she said like there is a moving animal but has been treated with no animals at all, her ears also come out clear, yellow, red liquid which has been given ear drops erlamycetin but it has not healed as well, should be given medicine what so my mother get well?
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The discharge from the ear or also known as otorrhea can be caused by many possibilities, including:
infections of the external ear (otitis externa)
infection of the middle ear (otitis media) with tympanic membrane rupture
brain fluid leak (if there is a history of previous head trauma)
foreign body in the ear
cholesteatoma (abnormal growth of the skin layer of the ear that occurs due to recurrent ear infections)
cancer of the ear
To find out the best therapy for your mother, a definitive diagnosis must be obtained first, you should take your mother to the ENT doctor so that you can do more in-depth examination and the treatment given can be more targeted.
For the time being you should not pry the ears with any objects (including ear scrapers or cotton buds), if there is ear fluid flowing out, just clean the liquid that comes out of the ear (don't scrap it). Do not shed any medication without instructions from a doctor who checks firsthand. When your mother is taking a shower, try covering your ears with cotton so that water does not get stuck, avoid activities like swimming for a while.
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