I have been very sick with a cold for the past five days and just yesterday I got an ear infection. It did not hurt that much but my ear was so blocked that it was highly uncomfortable. Today I noticed some drainage, which I immediately looked up and saw that it meant a broken eardrum and I should contact a doctor immediately, but after about an hour or two of drainage, my ear is unblocked and hurts less than it did before. What is happening and what should I do?
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Because of cold, you must be having some ear infection as well. Due to recurrent cold, your eustachian tube is blocked and caused reduce ventilation of ear and hence there was pus formation in the ear. This continues pus formation has broken the tympanic membrane and came outside yesterday. You may consult an ENT specialist who can examine your ear and you need a course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories for seven days. Also you should take decongestants for five days.
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