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Ear Infection

The ear infection can affect the outer, middle, or inner ear leading to ear pain, discharge, blocked ears, tinnitus, the fullness of ears, improper hearing, etc. Recurring ear infections can lead to mild hearing loss. Antibiotic ear drops are used for their treatment. Sometimes eardrop with added local anesthesia solution might be required to relieve the pain.

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I ended up with a perforated eardrum after pocking my ears using a Q-tip accidentally. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I accidentally stabbed myself with a q-tip in the ear. I felt painful for a minute, then subsided to a dull ache. It started bleeding as well. I rushed to the doctor because I was freaking out (as I did not know how to handle this), but all they did was look at my ear and confirmed a p...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You need more medications. You have to take antibiotics, and corticosteroid ear drops three times a day. I promise you that the discharge will stop, and the hearing may improve. Once the discharge stops, further invest...  Read Full »

I have pressure in my ears due to an infection. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I went to my PCP after COVID-19 because I had felt pressure in my ears. He noticed fluid behind my ear drum and an ear infection. How can I drain fluid behind my eardrum? I have a popping and cackling sound and my ears are ringing. I have been on Penicillin and have been using a nasal...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. There are two methods to end the secretions behind your ear drum, a medical way, and a surgical way. The medical way consists of using mucolytic and anti-edematous medications like chymotrypsin for 2 weeks, and nasal ...  Read Full »

I have sensitive ears and white deposits in the eardrum. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I looked inside my ears with an otoscope and noticed a white string-type thing attached to my ear canal and going all the way to the back of my ear drum. What could this be? I have pain in my ear, cracking and popping sounds when I eat or yawn, and so on. I keep getting ringing in my ear...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your words and the attached file (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I think you suffer from inflammation in the middle and external ear. So this white thing may be a layer of wax that is not harmful at all. I recommend Ciprofloxacin ear drops. ...  Read Full »

How to care for my son suffering from ear infection with blisters in the eardrum?

Query: Hi doctor, My son suffers from an ear infection for two weeks. It causes pain to him. He does not have any weeping fluid and he is taking antibiotics. He does not have a fever and the eardrum appears to be in turquoise color with blisters. It seems to be pulsating. We went to the hospital three tim...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your photos seem to be hazy (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But it is fine. I can see some accumulation of fluids behind the eardrum. Please mention the antibiotics and analgesics taken. As he is an epileptic patient, there are some prohibited drugs fo...  Read Full »

Can sloughing in ear be painful?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having issues with hearing, pain, pressure, and sensitivity to noise. Can slough in ear be painful? I am currently using Topamax, Allegra D, Baby Aspirin, Tylenol, Aleve, and Ibuprofen.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry, I need more details but I will comment on the pictures as clear as possible. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The first picture shows a lot of shaded superficial layers of the skin. This can be painful. This may be a dermatological disease like ...  Read Full »

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