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If you have the following symptom, evaluate that symptom first.

  • Drainage from the ear occurs following a head injury: Go to the topic Head Injury, Age 4 and Older.

Have you had an injury to your ear?

Do you think you have an ear infection or other problems from an ear infection?

Have you had a sudden hearing loss?

Do you have drainage from your ear that you do not think is earwax?

Do you still have symptoms after 48 hours of treatment with antibiotics?

Has hearing loss come on slowly and not gotten better?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

If you have the following symptom, evaluate that symptom first.

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Last Updated: January 12, 2012
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