Advertisement

loader

Talk

Advanced search

Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have any medical concerns we suggest you consult your GP.

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.
www.patient.co.uk/health/chronic-persistent-otitis-externa#nav-0

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

Megbeth thankyou fir that link.it 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.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now