Also known as Otorrhagia and Ear Bleed
Bleeding from ear is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.
The most common causes of bleeding from ear are otitis media, otitis externa (swimmer's ear), and burn. Other possible causes, such as chronic otitis media, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with bleeding from ear, 75% report having ear pain, 48% report having fluid in ear, and 29% report having nosebleed.
Patients with bleeding from ear often receive cat scan of head, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), suturing of wound, ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment, other therapeutic ear procedures, nonoperative removal of foreign body and prophylactic vaccinations and inoculations .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with bleeding from ear include ofloxacin, boric acid topical, coal tar topical, colistin/hc/neomycin/thonzonium otic, dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic, hydrogen peroxide topical, desmopressin, nicardipine, cefprozil, aspirin / oxycodone, carbinoxamine / pseudoephedrine, silver nitrate topical each and levocetirizine (xyzal) .
Groups of people at highest risk for bleeding from ear include age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.