A small amount of bleeding from the ear is often just a sign of drainage and is accompanied by ear wax or pus. And, most of the time any blood that leaks is just wax. However, bleeding from the ear could also be caused by an irritation, infection or even a ruptured ear drum. Skin conditions like eczema and other irritations can sometimes flare up to cause bleeding in the ear due to extreme levels of irritation.
Bleeding from the ear caused by an eardrum rupture usually results in a slightly bloody or yellow liquid being drained from the ear. Eardrum ruptures and bleeding from the ears is common in kids caused by ear infections. But eardrum ruptures can be caused by a variety of things in people of all ages such as flying in a plane using a cotton swab too harshly and more.
Usually bleeding from the ear resolves itself. You can use a hot towel or pain relievers to try to easy any associated pain.
Bleeding refers to the loss of blood. Bleeding can happen inside the body (internally) or outside the body (externally). It may occur:
Blood loss; Open injury bleeding
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