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Posted on Wed, 2 Aug 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Pain and irritation in middle of ear with watery discharge from ear
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Answered by Dr. Riddhi Shah 24 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
Hi, thank you for posting your query on HealthcareMagic,
I have gone through your query and can understand your concern.

Looking at your symptoms,you might be suffering from inflammation in the external ear.Fungal infection might be a cause.Water going inside ear and cleaning with ear bud might have lead to this situation.

You may get relief by taking the following medications:
Antifungal ear drops containing Clotrimazole,
Antiinflammatory and Analgesic like Ibuprofen,
Antacid like Rantac,
Antihistaminic like Cetrizine.

Avoid water going inside ear by using ear plug during taking bath.
Avoid self cleaning of ear.

If you suffer from ear blockage, then you may need to consult an ENT specialist doctor for the examination of your ear.

Hope this answers your question.
I would be happy to answer you in case of any further questions.
Take care.
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