Drainage Of Clear Fluid
A more definitive sign something is wrong beyond redness and itching in the ear is the drainage of clear fluid. During the earliest stages of the infection, patients may not yet notice a discharge. Once they do, the fluid will most likely be clear and odorless. During the more moderate stage, patients may see even more drainage of clear fluid or even pus emerging from the ear canal. The fluid may become yellow, green, or a combination of the two colors, and it may also develop a putrid smell. Patients experiencing this symptom must see a doctor immediately before the infection spreads and causes other complications.
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