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Pus draining from ear

Pus draining from ear is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of pus draining from ear are otitis media, otitis externa (swimmer's ear), and cataract. Other possible causes, such as acute otitis media, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with pus draining from ear often receive ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment, excision, other or therapeutic nervous system procedures, other therapeutic ear procedures, debridement of wound; infection or burn, occupational therapy assessment, ophthalmic examination and evaluation and examination of foot .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pus draining from ear include ofloxacin, boric acid topical, chlorpheniramine / methscopolamine / phenylephrine, nepafenac ophthalmic, gemfibrozil, clotrimazole topical, erythromycin, cefdinir, chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine, mecamylamine, grepafloxacin (raxar), malathion topical and gemtuzumab (mylotarg) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for pus draining from ear include sex == male, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
2.2x
1-4 years
6.6x
5-14 years
1.1x
15-29 years
0.4x
30-44 years
0.4x
45-59 years
0.6x
60-74 years
0.8x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
1.6x
Female
0.5x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.0x
Other
1.4x
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