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Pain in ears, pus discharge, yellow build-up with foul smell. Any suggestions?

I suffer from an ear problem where my ears are painful most of the time. They puss on occasion and have a yellowish build up that often crusts over and has a sour smell to it. Sometimes the build up is so bad thAt it impairs my hearing . I ve gone to doctors before and they have given me everything from ear drops to dry things up to antibiotics . All of these treatments do nothing for me. Any suggestions?
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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Welcome to the forum. Your symptoms indicate that you have been suffering from chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM). It may take time to get cured, have patience.

Avoid swimming, it will further infect your ears. Since you have pain almost all the times, it will be better to take injectable antibiotics ( like ampilox ) than oral. You can take analgesics ( combiflam) to get temporary relief.

Do not fiddle with your ears, when secretions ooze out, wipe it dry with some cotton. Avoid eating raw fruits, vegetables. Avoid curd, yoghurt, all those things that are cold in nature. These precautions will help your ears get dry faster.

Visit an emergency room and have all blood and other investigations completed. Take proper treatment.

Neglect may result in hearing loss and complications later in life. Take care.
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