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I had my ear syringed yesterday but it was very painful after

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I had my ear syringed yesterday but it was very painful after it for some time with noises in the ear and later a watery pinkish (blood ? ) discharge. I saw a GP before the discharge
who was not able to see the eardrum because of the inflammation and who prescibed betnesol. Is it safe to use this medicine as it says in the notes with it not to be used for a perforated ear drum which i think i may have
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 3 years ago.
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I am an ENT specialist and can help you with this

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did you have discharge from your ear before you were syringed?

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why was the syringing done?

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JACUSTOMER-dygc5pqu- :

no discharge before syringing which was done to remove ear wax

Dr. P. Jyoti :

well it appears that there was some injury during the syringing

Dr. P. Jyoti :

this is probably not from the ear drum itself and most likely from the canal

Dr. P. Jyoti :

but another possibility is that you had a pre-existing perforation which is now causing the bleeding

Dr. P. Jyoti :

in either case, betnesol is quite safe

Dr. P. Jyoti :

though the directions may say that it is not to be used in perforated ear, yet in practise we regularly use steroid drops for perforations in the ear

Dr. P. Jyoti :

but i would have preferred a antibiotic-steroid combination rather than plain steroid

Dr. P. Jyoti :

ask your doctor about this - whether an antibiotic-steroid combination would not be more useful

Dr. P. Jyoti :

since it is painful and discharge is pinkish which means blood stained

Dr. P. Jyoti :

you should also discuss with the doctor who did the syringing

Dr. P. Jyoti :

since the canal is swollen, this is most likely an injury of the ear canal

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take care

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