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Hi, I'm having some major ear problems. Yesterday I went to the doctor for earwax build up, which was cleaned out, and we found I had a small ear infection. He prescribed me antibiotics, everything was good. Then tonight I started noticing this FOUL smell coming from my ear. I've tried cleaning it and it won't go away. I'm hoping the antibiotics will help it, but in the meantime, do you have ANY idea how I can stop this horrible odor?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the ear issue? Have you had any colds or flus recently?

No, I've always had problems with ear wax build up but never ear infections. I haven't had any colds.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not really, just that my ear itches and feels extremely full. And smells horrible.

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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 4 months ago

That is most likely due to draining of old impacted wax once ear becomes unclogged. All you can do is wipe your ear by an antiseptic or saline soaked cotton ball. Antibiotics would take care of the infection.

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