Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
Hi, I am 27yo and my ear canal got blocked by some mucus liquid stuff started from half a week ago.
I think I got it infected when injured it when cleaning earwax. It swelled for about two days. Then last night, I feel the size slowly healing but the ear now is blocked by some semi liquid mucus/earwax. The substance is dark yellowish green. Should it be a concern?
Hello and good afternoon. Thank you for your inquiries.
First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding the previous blocked ear canal due to inflammation, which is preceded with semi liquid dark yellowish green discharge. For your information, this earwax that you described usually represents old earwax that might be accumulated inside your earcanal.
However in your case, this discharge are mostly old cerumen that are mixed with pus from your previous infection. Below are the colour and types of earwax and what it represents:
Notice the highlighted character. It is possible that your earwax represents the highlighted character above. We suggest you to not insert objects into your ear for the time being to wait for its complete healing. If the inflammation and discharge persists or worsen, do contact your nearest doctor to obtain the suitable management for your problem.
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