2 years

Having ear disorder causing me uncomfortable sleeping

Hi doc, I’m 26 male. I’ve been having this ear discomfort whereby initially one of my ears (left ear) was having some sort of stinky yellowish sticky fluid (probably pus). Few days later, I started to experience ear pressure problem where the infected ear was having some kind of stuffy feeling which I can obviously feel that, causing me discomfort sleeping due to pressure in that infected ear.

I did consult several polyclinic doctors and they just provided me a normal ear drop, which initially was helpful. About 1-2 weeks time later after applying ear drop, my ear was having this yellowish discharge again, and once again creating the ear pressure discomfort. I went to consult general hospital ENT doctors, and eventually they concluded that my infected ear was due to bacterial infection. So they cleaned my infected ear, and right after cleaning my infected ear, I was getting back my normal hearing without any ear pressure discomfort anymore.

Again, as I thought I was fully recovered from ear discomfort, exactly 2 weeks later after having my infected ear cleaned which I’ve mentioned earlier, I started to experience back my hearing disorder with exactly the same ear pressure discomfort. I could not sleep well. Any opinions on why is this happening and any recommendations on how to treat it properly? I need help, much appreciated.

Hello, thank you for your enquiry.

For your information, the symptoms you having such as ear discomfort, discharge from ear and so on may have several causes. Recurrent ear infection, or chronic ear infection is one of the cause and it will occur if your prior treatment was not completed or if the infected bacteria was not fully removed. Certain risk factors will leads to such occurrence as well, which are allergies, colds, sinus infections, smoking, infected or swollen adenoids and so on.

To find out the cause and diagnosis for your case, a more detailed history is needed, as well as a proper clinical examinations and relevant investigations. Therefore, you need to refer this problem to your doctor as soon as possible, then only a proper treatment plan can be given.

You may contact us for an online consultation for further assistance as well.

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