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How can I clear up chronic ear infections?

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How can I clear up chronic ear infections?
Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago

Do you have chronic middle ear or outer ear infections?

Do you have drainage from your ear? Pain in the ear? Ringing in the ear? Decrease in hearing?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I have all of this all the time.
Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago

Is it in one ear or both?

Have you seen an ENT and have they said you have an ear drum perforation? Have you had a CT scan?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
My right eardrum has busted twice. They even tried tubes, nothing has worked.
Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago

OK, if you continue to have persistent drainage then you should have a CT scan. Depending on what the scan shows, you likely will require a surgery called a tympanomastoidectomy to help clear the chronic infection once and for all. You should see an otologist (ear specialist) for a closer look. Hope that helps.

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