I have had an off and on ear infection and now it’s worse than before?

I have had an off and on ear infection and now it’s worse than before. It has caused me flashes of pain. This has been happening for the past 3 weeks. I thought this ear infection at first would go away on its own. I can’t put pressure on the ear or the area where my side burns are located either. I just put a q-tip in my ear and instead of my normal brown earwax, my ear wax is now a greenish color and I pulled out a bit of blood. Should I be worried?

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Dr.Honey
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Dr.Honey

Hi..
Thanks for the query..

Yes, it is sign of ear infection and as it is 3 weeks it looks to be becoming chronic..
So it is advisable to consult an Otorhinolaryngologist and get evaluated and an Otoscopy can be done..
Cleaning of ear can be done followed by a course of antibiotics and anti -inflammatory painkillers and antibiotic and analgesic ear drops..

Hope this helps..

Regards..

Dr.Honey
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Dr.Honey

Hi..
You should also avoid excessive moisture exposure to ears like swimming, avoid using ear phones and also do not use q-tip..

Hope this helps.

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