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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. With any ear infection, your vet will have to prescribe an ointment to put in the ear based on cytology results. In most cases, they need to prescribe a course of steroids to settle the inflammation in the ear to allow the medication to work better. My concern is that pus usually indicates a severe bacterial infection, possibly psuedomonas, which can be resistant to a lot of antibiotics or get into the middle ear. Plus, the longer these infections go on, the more damage they do to the ear canal, which could result in irreversible swelling and chronic infections. It is one of the reasons that steroids are so important in treating ear infections. Unfortunately, there isn't anything you can use at home that will treat this. These infections can get very nasty and difficult to control. I would recommend having your vet take a look at it tomorrow. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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