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Leak on right ear with strong odor

hi im 27 yrs old and its been 13 yrs.that i have leak only on my right ear.and the smell is not good it was annoying and disgusting i cant mingle very well to my friends because of this bad odor im shy.i tried to consult to a Dr.and they give me some antibiotics and ear drops but it cant do nothing.please help me how to cure the leak on my ear.because i don t want that my boyfriend will discover this...i will wait for your answer. thank you so much i hope you can help me..God bless :))
Asked On : Tue, 8 May 2012
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It is important to know the amount of ear discharge and how bad is the smell. (Because if it is scanty discharge and fishy smelling then it suggests a different diagnosis). This discharge usually comes out through a perforation (hole ) in the ear drum. It is also important to examine you to determine the type and size of that perforation to decide about treatment for you.
More over one has to find out whether you have any source of infection in your sinuses. Because if it is there it has to be treated first then ear needs attention.
If you don't have sinus infection an ear swab be taken for culture and sensitivity test.
After that test result you need to take a course of appropriate antibiotic.
Once the ear discharge stops, if the perforation is small it will close by itself in about 6 weeks and if it is large, surgery may be required to repair the hole in the ear drum.
If it is a marginal or attic perforation a different type of surgery may be required
For your problem you please consult an ENT specialist
Take care

you need to consult an ENT specialist urgently.
Answered: Tue, 8 May 2012
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