Ear Pain, Discharge?
Hello, my ear doctor has been sick for 2 days when I check it turns out there is fluid in the ear. What should I do? Do I have to go to the doctor first?
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The presence of fluid in the ear indicates an inflammatory process that occurs in the affected ear area. Inflammation process that continues and is not handled properly, can cause discharge from the ear canal, the middle ear or the inner ear which can also cause damage to the patient's eardrum. So it is necessary to know the cause of inflammation to help treat and restore this ear disorder.
Some of the conditions below can trigger inflammation in the ear complaints or discharge from the ear, namely:
1. an external ear infection, an infection of the middle or inner ear
2. entry of foreign matter in the ear canal
3. injury to the ear canal
4. protracted flu and / or cough that have not healed or are not handled properly
5. mastoidits or infection of the mastoid bone
In connection with your question, the existence of complaints of pain and runny ears, may be caused by infection of the ear, either the outer, middle or inner ear. This can be triggered by a recurring cold / cough or flu / cough that doesn't heal or due to other causes that cause infection and trade in the ear. This condition is usually accompanied by headaches, hearing loss, pain, fever, or clear, yellowish-colored ears.
For self-care, you can clean your ears with a clean and easy-to-remove cotton bud. In addition, avoid getting water into the ear, both while bathing or swimming. Avoid using earphones to help recover this complaint.
However, an important step that you need to take besides self-care at home is to immediately visit a family doctor or ENT specialist for examination and evaluation of the health condition of your ear. The doctor will conduct an examination and treatment of this condition, and then you can continue treatment and recovery at home. Treatment will be given according to the indications.
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