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.
The ear is divided into three parts:
1. The outer ear, meaning the part of the ear you can see on the side of the head plus the ear canal leading down to the ear drum
2. The middle ear, meaning the ear drum, ear bones (ossicles) and the air spaces behind the ear drum and the mastoid cavities
3. The inner ear, meaning where the nerve endings are for the organs of hearing and balance (equilibrium).
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