Greenish-yellow Discharge And Smells From The Ear And Disturbs Hearing?
Hello. I have had complaints on my left ear for a long time. There is a greenish-yellow liquid that often comes out and smells, if left unchecked it will dry and hard so I used to clean it but eventually my hearing loss occurred. What should I do? Can my hearing recover or not? From an article that I have read he said a mixture of olive oil and garlic can cure deafness? Is it true? Please help from. thanks.
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The presence of pus and smelly fluid that continues to come out of the ear indicates that you have a chronic middle ear infection or also called CSOM (chronic suppurative otitis media). In these conditions, you must immediately check yourself to the ENT doctor.
Leaving CSOM without being treated properly can cause complications such as:
infection that radiates to the inner ear (labyrinthitis)
mastoid abscess (bone around the ear)
infections that spread to the lining of the brain (meningitis)
infection of the brain to the appearance of brain abscesses
disorders of facial innervation (palsy of the facial nerve)
Some danger signs that you should pay attention to today include fever, headache, ear pain accompanied by impaired balance or spinning dizziness, neck stiffness, disturbance of consciousness. If you experience these signs, immediately go to the hospital.
In CSOM there is a hole in your eardrum. The hole in the eardrum will certainly disturb your hearing. As long as the infection in your middle ear has not been resolved, this hole will not close. Even in this condition you are strongly discouraged from putting anything into your ear, either ear drops (without a doctor's prescription), water, or certain herbs as you mentioned (a mixture of olive oil and garlic). Inserting these herbs can cause your ear to become more infected and will not improve your hearing loss. Immediately consult your ear to the ENT doctor and do not delay so that no specific complications occur.
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