Discharge from the ear ( otorrhea )
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / August 12, 2017
Alternative names: drainage from the ear;otorrhea (any discharge from the ear, often pus or blood observed in chronic inflammation of the middle ear - otitis media, may manifest itself as an individual phenomenon or overlap with other pathological conditions - such as earache; efflux of pus from tympanic cavity through a perforation in the eardrum; ear disease accompanied by secretions, which can be transparent or serous-hemorrhagic);pus or fluid from the ear, the earwax.
reasons for discharge from the ear
rupture the eardrum can cause a white, slightly bloody or yellow discharge from the ear.Dry crust on baby pillow is often a sign of rupture of the tympanic membrane.The eardrum may also bleed.
reasons rupture the eardrum include:
- foreign object in the ear canal;
- injury from being hit on the head, very loud noises or sudden pressure change (such as in an airplane);
- insert a cotton swab or other small objects into the ear;
- the middle part of ear infection (or "middle ear", which i
Other causes of bleeding from the ear discharge include:
- eczema and other skin irritations in the ear canal;
- symptoms such as itching, flaking, red or moist ear canal and pain that increases when a person rubs his earlobe.
Treatment and care
Home care depends on the causes of the disease.
patient should contact their doctor if:
- discharge from his ear - white, yellow, clear or bloody;
- bleeding from the ear is a result of the injury;
- bleeding lasts for more than 5 days;
- there is severe pain;
- bleeding associated with other symptoms - such as fever (hereinafter, this means: increased body temperature), or headache;
- has a hearing loss;
- there is redness or swelling that comes out of the ear canal.
doctor will perform the inspection inside the ears.It may ask the patient questions:
- when it started bleeding from the ear;
- how long it lasts;
- it is permanent or not;
- which still have symptoms of the patient (eg, fever, ear pain, headache, etc.).
doctor may take a sample of bleeding from the ear and send it to the lab for examination.Also, your doctor may recommend anti-inflammatory drugs or antibiotics for ear bleeding.Antibiotics can be taken orally, if the cause of the bleeding is the rupture of the tympanic membrane of an ear infection.