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17 YEAR OLD GIRL, JUST STARTED LIVING IN COLLEGE DORM, SHE

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17 YEAR OLD GIRL, JUST STARTED LIVING IN COLLEGE DORM, SHE HAS WHITE MILKY SUBSTANCE IN EAR?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Associated earache?

Is it foul odor from discharge?

Fever?

Clogged ear?

Stuffy nose?

Dizziness?

Fever?

Which ear is involved?

Since how long has she been suffering from?

Is she taking any medication?

Any other medical history?

Muffled hearing?

 

Thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

 


Associated earache? unsure of question, no pain involved


Is it foul odor from discharge? can't tell


Fever?no slight yesterday


Clogged ear?felt yesterday, not clogged now


Stuffy nose? always, suffers from sinus allergies


Dizziness?felt yesterday, not now


Fever?


Which ear is involved?


Since how long has she been suffering from? experienced yesterday, with a stomache ache.... not today


Is she taking any medication? for menstraul cramps , she takes


Any other medical history?


Muffled hearing?not really


 


she was digging in ear and noticed wax color


She is in class, so I am waiting on a response from her on some of the questions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

additional information


it is the right ear


she takes 800mg Ibuprofen, took for 3 day last week sep 6-9


still have stuffy nose

Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Thanks for providing more information.
As you describe,such white discharge from ear suggests ear infection.
It can be bacterial or fungal.
There can be some predisposing factors for it.

These include Sinusitis, presence of water in the ear canal as from swimming or from irrigation, allergies, skin diseases like eczema, dermatitis, injury to the canal from cleaning with swabs or other objects.

So she needs a consultation from ENT Doctor for further evaluation and management.
Further prescribed medications orally and topical use can be given.
Take OTC Claritin in the meantime.
Do steam inhalation.



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