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Ear leaking fluid

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Geekster1963 Sun 23-Jun-19 23:50:33

One of my ears started leaking clear fluid last week. It's at its worst when I wake up in the morning. It feels really blocked and my hearing has got bad in that ear. It's not painful or smelly. Is there anything I can do to ease it?

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42isthemeaning Sun 23-Jun-19 23:55:40

Definitely see a gp!

4under4our Sun 23-Jun-19 23:57:26

Clear fluid leaking from the ear is potentially a medical emergency. Get yourself seen by a professional asap.

Geekster1963 Mon 24-Jun-19 00:12:42

It's probably not completely clear as where it's leaked onto my pillowcase and crusted on my ear it's more yellow looking.

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Marryoneorbecomeone Mon 24-Jun-19 00:14:13

Doctors. Might be brain juice!!!

Geekster1963 Mon 24-Jun-19 00:18:34

Ok, will see my GP.

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Proseccoinamug Mon 24-Jun-19 10:03:34

More likely ear infection than brain juice! But yes, see GP!

Geekster1963 Mon 24-Jun-19 13:39:51

It wasn’t quite as leaky last night but I’m really deaf in that ear. It’s strange as it doesn't hurt anywhere. No earache or headache.

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42isthemeaning Mon 24-Jun-19 21:57:53

Have you made an appointment yet, OP?

Starlight456 Mon 24-Jun-19 22:01:55

I had this wentnon for months as I didn’t go to gp as it wasn’t painful .

I did eventually and got antibiotics which cleared it

cinnamonbun17 Mon 24-Jun-19 22:10:13

I had all of those symptoms when my ear drum perforated. You should see a GP. If your ear drum is perforated then you'll need an operation to patch it up.

Geekster1963 Mon 24-Jun-19 22:56:29

I'm going to go tomorrow as my eczema is bad too.

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Geekster1963 Tue 25-Jun-19 10:31:18

I've got an appointment with the nurse this afternoon.

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4under4our Tue 25-Jun-19 16:30:24

How did it go OP?

Geekster1963 Tue 25-Jun-19 17:33:45

Just got back, I’ve got a ruptured ear drum. It’s only small and should get better on it’s own. Just be deaf for a while.

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MyOtherProfile Tue 25-Jun-19 18:01:34

Glad you went. It could have been something worse.

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