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Ear infection, purple ear wax - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   my ear wax is purple? i don't know if it's serious or not..and i can't find anythign about it
User :   i have no ear pain or anything..
Doctor :   ok
User :   so, what's wrong
Doctor :   since when
User :   i'm not sure,i've noticed it a couple times.. but didn't think much of it.. i saw it last night and tonight though
Doctor :   ok
User :   so....what's my diagnosis?
Doctor :   Ear wax can change color due to any medicines you put in the ear.
User :   i haven't put any medicines in my ear.
Doctor :   It can also be due to normal aging processes and the dying off of wax glands
User :   i'm not even old, how can i be aging?
Doctor :   or it can be due to ear disease. I recommend that you see an otologist (ear specialist) and get examined for signs of ear disease.
User : it serious? should i go to the emergecny room? i can't see a doctor until a week
Doctor :   u can consult ENT doc
Doctor :   it can just wax or ear infection as result of water entering the ear
Doctor :   ok
User :   yeah.. so you're pretty much telling me stuff i know. thanks anyways. later
Doctor :   It seems that you have moved out of the chat window, Please get back if you need any medical advice.
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