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What causes liquid drainage from ears?

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Posted on Fri, 18 Jul 2014
Question: hello i wanted to know whey o had clear liquid coming out of my ear and why it turned into scabs and made it look like burns could it just be sunburns on my ear?
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Otitis externa...

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for posting the query: I will try my best to help you with this answer.

After examining the image you have sent and the symptoms described by you, it seems to be Otitis externa of the left ear (infection in the outer part of the ear canal). The clear liquid which came out of the ear canal would have induced skin allergy over the pinna.

Do not worry! This is a simple problem. My suggestion to you is to consult your doctor for a thorough examination of the ear and aural toilet. Once the ear is cleaned and antibiotic drops instilled into the canal, the discharge will stop subsequently and thus the allergic rashes in the outer part of the ear.

Clean the outer part of ear with clean cloth soaked in warm water. Please do not insert ear buds or tissue paper into the ear canal to clean the ear. Avoid water getting into the ear.

Hope I have answered your query; I will be available for the follow-up queries.

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Dr. XXXXXXX Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon

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What causes liquid drainage from ears?

Brief Answer: Otitis externa... Detailed Answer: Hi Thank you for posting the query: I will try my best to help you with this answer. After examining the image you have sent and the symptoms described by you, it seems to be Otitis externa of the left ear (infection in the outer part of the ear canal). The clear liquid which came out of the ear canal would have induced skin allergy over the pinna. Do not worry! This is a simple problem. My suggestion to you is to consult your doctor for a thorough examination of the ear and aural toilet. Once the ear is cleaned and antibiotic drops instilled into the canal, the discharge will stop subsequently and thus the allergic rashes in the outer part of the ear. Clean the outer part of ear with clean cloth soaked in warm water. Please do not insert ear buds or tissue paper into the ear canal to clean the ear. Avoid water getting into the ear. Hope I have answered your query; I will be available for the follow-up queries. Regards Dr. XXXXXXX Kumar N. ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon