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Ear pain, discharge, dead skin, ear infection or re-occurrence of cholestiatoma ?

I ve had surgery to remove a cholestiatoma in my left ear when I was a child. I have been having ear pain for months now that has been getting increasingly worse. I now also have drainage that smells and what looks like dead skin coming out when I use a q tip. Could this be the cholestiatoma coming back or just an ear infection?
Asked On : Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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hi jaynana
welcome to healthcaremagic

cholesteatoma is known to recur if it is incompletely removed or left behind in inaccessible areas, in your case it might be unlikely because you've had surgery many years back and it would have recurred sooner than now.
use Candibiotic ear drops three times a day for 7 days and then review in this post

Answered: Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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