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Pressure in the ear. On antibiotics and steroids. Whitish patch on the ear drum. What is it?

I just went to the doctor and she told me I had something white on my eardrum . I have had a pressure in the ear for 2 days now. I started taking an antibiotic yesterday, and it felt a little better today. My doctor told me she didn t know what the white thing was on my eardrum, but she gave me a stronger antibiotic and some sort of steroid for the inflammation. Does anyone know what the white thing on my ear could be?
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon
On the basis of the information provided it appears to be a suppuration (pus formation) in the middle ear causing a whitish bulge on the ear drum. Besides this it can be a white patch on the ear drum due to negative air pressure in the ear (In medical terms it is called as tympanosclerosis).

I hope this answers your concern.Feel free to contact me if you require more information about it

with regards
Ravinder Sharma
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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