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my right ear is seeping fluid and I believe I do have a hole in it, It is not sore but can get very itchy. can you help?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 4 years ago.

wieyedoc :

It possible that you may have ruptured your ear drum.

wieyedoc :

I think it would be best if you are evaluated by your doctor so the cause of the rupture can be determined. If it is from a middle ear infection (even though your ear doesn't hurt right now) then antibiotics will be needed if it is from bacteria.

wieyedoc :

Is this something that you need to go to the emergency room for? From what you have told me, no. That being said the sooner your doctor can have a look in your ear the better.

wieyedoc :

Until you see you doctor you can use cold compresses to help with the external itching.

wieyedoc :

Does this make sense to you?

wieyedoc :

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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 4 years ago.
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