Posted by: Sue | 2012/11/12


Hi Doc,

My 12 year old daughterahs something going on with her ears. She''ll tel lme her ear itches, and when she rubs on the outside of the ear, she notices that she has a watery / bloody discharge from her ear. This happens to both ears (although on seperate occasions). She says she hasn''t been fiddling with earbuds in her ear etc.

What can this be? I will take her to our GP, but I just wondered how urgent this is.

many thanks

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She most likely has a bacterial or yeast infection of the outer ear. it is important to consult your GP for a swab of the discharge, in order to make a proper diagnosis. Rather consult the doctor sooner than later, as the infection can spread to the surrounding area and middle ear.


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