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Yellow Ear Discharge

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 14, 2006
  • 03:39 PM

It started when I was 13. I dived into a swimming pool and felt water enter my ears as usual. After swimming, I cleaned out my ears with a dry cotton bud. Everything was fine until midnight, at which time I felt as though an insect was crawling into my inner ear. My parents couldn't find any foreign bodies in my ear, however, the next day, I woke up to find a solid yellow crust in my ear. I went to the doctor for treatment, and he gave me ear drops to use for a few weeks. This treatment worked for only a few months. After that, as I attempted to clean my ear with a cotton bud, the yellow discharge returned. Repeated treatments have had no visible effect. Anyone care to help?

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