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Hello, and thanks for writing in. I'm sorry to hear that your girl is having this problem...
Things that can cause these symptoms include an ear infection (ear mites, yeast, bacterial, combination), a growth/polyp in the ear canal, allergies, tumor, ruptured ear drum, etc.
This is really something that needs to be looked at by a veterinarian, so they can determine exactly what the underlying problem is, and then decide on the appropriate course of treatment...
Treatment may involve ear drops, antibiotics, or cortisone medications.
I wouldn't recommend putting anything in her ears at this time, as some things can make the problem worse, especially if she has a ruptured ear drum.
It's good if you are seeing that her ear drums are intact (by the way, the ear drums on a cat can be very difficult to examine when they are awake - sometimes they won't let you get the otoscope down into the horizontal canal far enough to actually visualize the ear drum).
You're very welcome - glad to be here to help out!
I hope everything goes well, and I hope you have a Happy New Year.