Ear discharge Overview

Ear discharge may indicate an infection, or may also indicate bleeding. Common causes include ear infection (e.g. otitis media), ear injury, or a foreign object in the ear. There are also various severe causes such as head injury, with conditions related to the brain and other structures near the ear. Seek prompt professional medical care for ear discharge, and immediate emergency medical care may be needed in some life-threatening cases (e.g. ear bleeding following head trauma).

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