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13 Possible Causes for Ear Discharge, Otorrhagia

  • Foreign Body in the Ear

    ." * Red flags Ear pain and discharge may represent infection Loss of hearing - especially when this persists after removal of the foreign body Beware button batteries Why[] Maggots: Flies are attracted to foul ear discharge and lay eggs. These eggs hatch into maggots. Maggots cause severe pain with foul discharge.[] In rural areas of developing countries a dead housefly or maggots is commonly seen in the ears of children having ear discharge due to CSOM.[]

  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation

    Non-healing of the traumatic perforation was significantly associated with the large perforations, ear discharge and wrong intervention by ear syringing in chi-square test[] You may also have ear discharge, tinnitus (ringing or buzzing sound in the ear), or dizziness. Ear discharge may be clear, bloody, or yellowish and thick.[] It was significantly delayed by large perforations estimated at 50% or more of entire tympanic membrane, ear discharge, wrong intervention on acute perforation by ear syringing[]

  • Otitis Media

    We report a case of a 3-year-old child presenting with a 1-year history of otorrhea and otorrhagia followed by a 6-month history of postauricular swelling in the right ear[] Culture of the ear discharge: Culture of the ear discharge may be done to determine the presence and type of the causative agent.[] Abstract We report an unusual case in which a 28-year-old woman presented with a long-standing history of ear discharge, hearing loss, facial weakness with ipsilateral facial[]

  • Abscess of the External Auditory Meatus

    The pain also often worsens when the ear starts discharging.[] Ear Discharge Ear discharge may be pus or it may be blood. Either is a strong indicator of a developing abscess.[] Ear drops may not work if they're not used correctly. How to use ear drops Remove any visible discharge or earwax using cotton wool.[]

  • Barotitis

    • Offensive discharges[] A perforated eardrum is certainly a possibility...given bloody discharge from the ear and the mechanism of injury.[] […] glands • Hardness of hearing • Thin, acrid discharges Hepar sulphur – • Suppurative otitis media • Sensitivity to touch , hardness of hearing • Offensive discharge • Whizzing[]

  • Basilar Skull Fracture

    […] from the ears or nose contained cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).[] Blood or watery discharge from the nose or ears, bruising behind the ear or around the eyes, hearing loss, inability to perceive odours or facial asymmetry may lead physicians[] […] otorrhea, Battle sign or periorbital ecchymoses. 1 The “halo” or “double-ring” sign is a classic image in medicine and was taught as a method for determining whether bloody discharge[]

  • Blast Injury

    If the radiograph is normal and the oxygen saturation remains normal during a 6-8 hour observation period, the patient can be discharged with ear, nose, and throat follow-up[] […] decisions will depend upon injuries Admit 2nd and 3rd trimester pregnancies for monitoring Close follow-up of wounds, head injury, eye, ear, and stress-related complaints[] […] toxins (CO, CN, MetHgb) in both industrial and terrorist explosions Significant percentage of survivors will have serious eye injuries (corneal abrasions mainly) Disposition Discharge[]

  • Temporal Bone Fracture

    The clinical signs were: otorrhagia 78% (n 22), otalgia 11% (n 3), otorrhea 7% (n 2), facial paralysis 7% (n 2), hearing loss 7% (n 2) Table 3.[] The presence of bloody discharge from the ear or ecchymosis behind the ear is suggestive of a temporal bone fracture.[] Periauricular swelling and retroauricular ecchymosis ( Battle sign ) are common, and almost all have otorrhagia .[]

  • Carotid Cavernous Sinus Fistula

    […] nerve dysfunction Elevated intraocular pressure, secondary glaucoma Diminished visual acuity, visual loss Subconjunctival hemorrhages Corneal damage Intracranial hemorrhage Otorrhagia[] The patient consistently complained about headaches and dysacousis with purulent discharge out of the right ear.[] […] hemorrhage proptosis progressive visual loss: 25-32% 3 pulsatile tinnitus (usually objective) raised intracranial pressure subarachnoid hemorrhage , intracerebral hemorrhage , otorrhagia[]

  • Ofloxacin

    Safety Information Adverse reactions in patients with non-intact tympanic membranes include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache, vertigo, otorrhagia, tinnitus[] The middle ear was categorised into active, mucoid or inactive according to the type of discharge.[] […] ear(s) Adverse Effects 10% Application site reaction (1-17%) 1-10% Taste perversion (7%) Pruritus (4%) Dizziness (1%) Earache (1%) Paresthesia (1%) Rash (1%) Vertigo (1%) Otorrhagia[]

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