Acute Ear Infection / Ear Discharge - Symptom Evaluation - FAQs

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Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Sep 05, 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I visit in case I suffer from ear discharge?

You should visit an ENT (Ear-Nose-Throat) specialist in case you suffer from ear infection.

2. When does ear discharge indicate a serious problem?

A clear ear discharge following a head injury could be due to a fracture in the skull and should be attended to immediately. In addition, ear discharge due to infection should be treated at the earliest to avoid hearing loss.

3. What is the function of wax in the ear?

Wax is normally secreted by the glands lining the ear canal. It protects the ear by trapping dust and microorganisms. It also prevents irritation of the ear canal when it comes in contact with water.

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-najeeba1234

i have ear discharge from childhood does it effect sleep as i have sleeping disorder also

enock

doctor i have a sister who is on and off discharge since childhood,what do you think is the solution to this cause

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