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dried blood in ear

(8 Posts)
babyjane67 Sat 22-Feb-14 10:37:03

Been having alot of itching in both ears for a while now&also some discomfort/pain in them on&off
My left one is particularly playing up at mo&when ive just had good scratch at it again theres bits of dried blood(scabs?)
I know i should probably get them syringed but havent got round to it in a LONG time!
Is any of this signs of an infection?

LEMmingaround Sat 22-Feb-14 10:43:26

Probably just where you have been itching. Before you get them syringed put olive oil in them to soften the wax.

needtobediscreet Sat 22-Feb-14 12:58:44

I agree, warmed olive oil works v well to get rid of ear wax.

Musicaltheatremum Sat 22-Feb-14 13:46:04

Don't get them syringed. Sounds like you have inflammation/infection in the outer ear canal. Get someone to look in them sometime.

babyjane67 Sat 22-Feb-14 14:28:37

I wondered that cuz of the intermittrnt pain/discomfort musical
Ive heard somewhere along the line not to have them syringed if tjere is infection there
Praps i should make an app with gp mon

Megbeth Sun 23-Feb-14 06:59:03

It could be Otitis externa.
Probably best to get checked to get drops or cream.

babyjane67 Sun 23-Feb-14 08:37:01

Megbeth thankyou fir that was very helpful
it does sound as if it could be that other than the discharge.
i havent noticed any of that
Will see if i can get drs app tomorrow i think

Megbeth Sun 23-Feb-14 11:57:26

Glad to help. Hope you get something from the Dr to help.

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