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Health Tip: Fluid in the Ear

- Fluid that discharges from the ear can be harmless, as in the case of ear wax, or it could be a sign of something more serious.

Here are warning signs that ear discharge should be checked by a doctor, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

  • If it is white, yellow or clear.
  • If it is bloody.
  • If it continues for more than five days straight.
  • If it is accompanied by severe pain, fever or headache.
  • If it results in hearing loss.
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Posted: November 2007