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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for whitish discharge from ear hole after wearing ear rings

I don't wear earrings often anymore. When I do put them in after say a couple of months of not wearing them this funky, smelly gunk comes out of the earring hole. The gunk is a whitish color and is the consistency of something like a black head root (sort of soft and able to be rolled and squished but not liquid enough just to wipe away). It's really weird and icky.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014
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Brief..Could be because of fungal infection
Detail..This can happen if poor quality ear rings are weared and also because of poor hygiene. To prevent from this discharge wash ear rings properly before wearing, unless discharge stops you can apply anti fungal ointment and visit dermatologist.
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