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Dr. Loretta, Cat Veterinarian
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My cat has clear fluid in ear much like the example on the

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Customer: Hi, my cat has clear fluid in ear much like the example on the web site. She has recently had a reaction to something that caused her to scratch profusely and injuring herself. We have an anti bacterial cream, she has been to the vet several times. We have her on a hypo allergenic diet. She has had shots for mange mites, been checked twice for ear mites. She does have a little brown in her ears. Been a month and a half of treatment with little improvement. Just noticed clear fluid in ears today. No eye discharge. What do you think it could be?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

This scratching could cause an infection and when it becomes chronic, there is more scar tissue that causes this chronicity to continue. I have used Swimmers Ear, available at the pharmacy over the counter, which dries out the ear so the bacteris and other organisms such as a yeast to not be able to grow. Try using this every 12 hrs and massage this down and wipe out the excess. This may help to keep this under control but may not be able to be curative due to the chronic nature of this injury.

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