The Ears Feel Itchy, Painful, Swollen, And Secrete Excess Fluid?

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Good night doctor … r n2 days ago my ears felt itchy, and I tried to scratch with my pinky. Then I cleaned it with a cotton bud. The next day after I woke up, my ears hurt like swelling and sometimes there was a little discharge. To this day it still hurts and sometimes feels itchy. R nThe pain spreads to the back teeth. And even if I open my mouth my ears hurt. My ear hurts only the left one. Please inform the doctor how the healing is … r nThank you in advance 😊😊

1 Answer:

Hi Ma,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Ear that feels itchy, painful, swollen, and secretes excess fluid indicates inflammation (inflammation). This inflammation can occur confined to the outer or middle ear. Here's the explanation:

Otitis externa (inflammation of the outer ear, starting from the earlobe to the outer ear canal) The cause can be due to humid conditions in the ear, for example due to water ingress, frequent swimming, or diving Can also be triggered by the habit of scratching the ear (including using a cotton bud ) The above conditions increase the risk of infection in the outer ear, it could be due to bacteria or fungi, which trigger inflammation Symptoms can include ear itching, pain, swelling, discharge, or decreased hearing function. Otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear, namely in the bones of the hearing) The cause is usually due to the spread of infection from the respiratory tract that is not handled properly The spread of this infection occurs through a channel called the Eustachian tube As a result of this infection, pus will accumulate in the middle ear causing the ear to feel full and hearing loss slowly , this infection men causes damage to the eardrum, so that it eventually tore. If the eardrum has been torn, then pus will come out and hearing will be significantly reduced. Judging from the information you convey, it is possible that you are experiencing otitis externa. However, it is also possible that your complaint occurs due to the lay stage of otitis media (where there has not been any severe eardrum damage). Therefore, to be sure, you should check with your doctor right away. Doctors generally can provide initial treatment, such as administering antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, or other drugs to deal with your complaints. Alternatively, the doctor can perform cerumen extraction (earwax collection) if necessary. If there is severe damage to the eardrum, you may also be referred to an ENT specialist for further treatment.

In the meantime, all you need to do is:

Take painkillers first, for example paracetamol, so that you feel more comfortable Don't scrape your ears excessively Clean the secretions that come out of the ears with a tissue or clean gauze. Avoid the ears so that you don't get water.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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