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how do i cure smelling ear

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  • Dr. Chris August 20, 2011

    There is no ‘cure’ without knowing the cause. As you may have read in this article (http://www.healthhype.com/smelly-ear-causes-of-foul-ear-odor-bad-ear-smell.html), there is a number of causes of a foul odor emanating from the ear. Infections are one common cause and then of course the infection needs to be treated with the appropriate antimicrobial agent. Another possibility that often does not get much attention is a cholesteatoma (read this article – http://www.healthhype.com/cholesteatoma-meaning-symptoms-recurrence-surgery-video.html) which is an abnormal skin growth in the middle ear that can have devastating consequences in the long term. You need to see an otolaryngologist (ENT – ear, nose and throat – specialist) who can examine the ear, conduct further investigations where necessary and then prescribe the most appropriate treatment. Trying to treat this condition on your own can be risky and even permanently affect your hearing. Please consult with a doctor.

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