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Question
Posted by: | 2015/06/29

Q.

Smelly ears remedy

I suffer from smelly ears - didn't know it was actually a condition until I saw it on Health24. I always get smelly ears and have used perfume, scented lotion and my boyfriends aftershave in my ears to freshen the smell. Ever since then I now also have a puss-like discharge coming from my ears, what can I do? Should I just continue with the perfume for a while?

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert
- 2015/07/07

Good Day,

There are several reasons why your ears canals may have an unpleasant smell. This can include excessive wax or outer ear canal infection (Otitis externa). The fact that you now have a discharge suggests that there is definitely some form of infection. I would recommend that you consult with a medical practitioner who would supply you with the necessary treatment options. The use of perfumes etc will only make the infection worse and can be harmful to the ear. Some people's ear canals are more sensitive and can be affected by shampoo and other cosmetic products. 

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