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Sticky discharge from ears. Taking biaxin. History of mastioditis, cyst, perforate eardrum. Normal symptoms?

I have had green sticky discharge from my left ear for 3 weeks. I have taken a 7 day course of Biaxin the first week of the infection. 3 years ago I was diagnosed with mastioditis and a cyst behind a perforated eardrum . My hearing in the left ear was non existent. Since the discharge I ve been hearing sound in my left ear. My question is: is this discharge normal? I m seeing the doctor tomorrow but cannot see my ENT right now. Should I request a culture to be done on the discharge prior to receiving antibiotics? Do I need antibiotics? Or can allergy medicine/ decongestant help dry up the discharge? My sinuses are clear and I m not stuffy but this occurred when the ear discharge started.
Asked On : Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding discharge from your ear , due to perforated ear drumm and infection.

Your clinical history suggests that you are suffering from chronic suppurative otitis media with mastoiditis. To manage it you are advice for these investigations-

1- C.T.Scan of ear.

2- Culture and sensitivity or ear pus.

3- Pure tone audiometry.

4- Blood- CBE, ESR, blood sugar (F & PP)

Consultation with ENT doctor is must for examination and treatment to avoid further complications.

Answered: Tue, 25 Mar 2014
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