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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   I have a brownish red discharge from my right ear along with som slight bleeding from my right nostril
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   I am Dr xxx here
User :   hi
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   41 male
Doctor :   Since how long have you been having the discharge ?
User :   about 1 1/2 weeks
Doctor :   Well let me first tell you that nn infection of the middle or outer ear can be the most common cause of ear discharge.
User :   ok
Doctor :   So the first line of treatment for you would be to take antibiotics
Doctor :   Did you seek any medical treatment ?
Doctor :   can you tell me what color is the discharge ?
User :   no I have had ear problems all my life and tubes when I was about 7 or 8 and I have had nose bleeds as well as sinus problems to
Doctor :   Have you noticed any loss of hearing ?
User :   brownish red mor brown
User :   just muffled loss
Doctor :   Ok now i would suggest you certain things that you should do
User :   ok
Doctor :   first never touch it with anything
Doctor :   as you can infect it further
Doctor :   Put some spirit in the ears. It will stop the discharge.
Doctor :   Warm up some onion juice and out it in the ears drop by drop. Put around 4 drops in each of the ear each time.
Doctor :   But most important of all you need to see a ENT
Doctor :   and you need antibiotics
Doctor :   that will take care of your problem
User :   thank you for your time
Doctor :   your welcome
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