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Has cold, ear bleeding and pain. Prescribed medicine for cold. Is this normal?

Hi Doc, My friend was got a cold , really bad cold until his ear bleeding all the time. He was in so much pain and hearing impaired. He can t move or stand up properly. He went to the doctor last week, the doctor said that his ear infected caused of his cold and just give him some medicines. But last night, his ear bleeding again. What really happen with him? and what should he do to reduce the pain and bleeding? is it dangerous or it just normal in some case?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
thanks for your query.

I think it could be an attack of URTI with Acute suppurative otitis media (ASOM),

ASOM is the condition where there is pus collected inside middle ear and at that time patient feels intense pain and fever, as rupture of tympanic memb. then some amount of bleeding along with pus discharge will occur.

Take any broad spectrum antibiotic like amoxiclav 625 twice a day with anti inflammatory like Tab Chymoral plus, anti histaminics like levocet.


many thanks, take care.

Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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ENT Specialist Dr. Vaishali Mehta's  Response

From the description, it sounds like an acute infection of the middle ear. An acute infection usually precipitates following a bad or untreated cold. Pain occurs as the the eardrum bulges due to the pus building in the middle ear. The pressure from the pus build up can sometimes rupture the ear drum resulting in a blood tinged or mucus like discharge. The infection needs to be treated with antibiotics, and the ear needs to be cleaned up. He should also prevent water from entering the ear. Hope this info suffices.

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Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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