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Itchy ear, pain, wetness. History of sinus drainage. Should I have it checked out?

Three nights ago inside my right ear was itchy so I used a Q-tip to relieve it, afterwards it hurt. For the last two mornings I have work up with my right ear hurting, and it feels wet inside it. Also, I recently just got over a bug that cause a great deal of sinus drainage, which was really the only symptom that came with the cold . Should I go have it checked out, worried it might be an infection, or could this just be part of the bug I m fighting off?
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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HI I have gone through your mail and as you said that initially you were having itching in your right ear, you have trying to itch it which later became painful and lastly wet. After listening your story I would like to tell you that your cold and throat infection had blocked eustachian tube (tubular connection between ear and throat) thus middle ear faced negative pressure and feeling of itching in ear which than progress to acute otitis media (symptoms like earache and discharge from ear ). Now you should contact your because you are having acute otitis media which respond very well by conservative treatment otherwise you will land on complications. Thanks.
Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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