Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Earache, Clear Discharge, Crackling, Ringing; Please Help!
avatar
JSzabo posted:
I would like to preface this by saying thank you for any and all information. For the last three days I have had an earache. The last two days there have been a clear (except maybe a bit of yellow color from wax) discharge from my left ear. Furthermore, every twenty minutes or so there is a crackling/popping sound. It is as if the pressure is changing in my middle ear. I was able to start this on my own by massaging above the ear or under the ear (the location of lymphatic massage). Lastly, my ear has been ringing for the last two days as well. I have lost two nights of sleep and I do not know what to do. I initially started taking ibuprofen (800-1000mg), then Aleve Cold and Sinus (12hr formula), and lastly, Bronkaid.

Thank you again!
Reply


Featuring Experts

Welcome to WebMD's Ear, Nose, and Throat Community — a site where members help each other. If you have an experience to share or would like ...More

Helpful Tips

FAQ Tip #2: Tonsilliths and Cryptic TonsilsExpert
People are often puzzled by white accumulations in their tonsils. Some feel they have Strep, yet they do not really have a red, sore ... More
Was this Helpful?
18 of 26 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Focus on Flu

Find answers to your questions about seasonal flu issues and answers to your concerns about the flu season and H1N1...Read More

Report Problems to the
Food and Drug Administration

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.