If your ear is leaking pus, you may have a hole in your eardrum.Your eardrum is stretched
across the inner end of your ear canal. It vibrates when sound waves reach it, so you
A hole in your eardrum can be caused by an ear infection. Fluid builds up behind the
eardrum. The pressure of the fluid can tear the eardrum.
Some people get a hole in the eardrum for other reasons, like hearing a very loud noise.
If this happens, the ear may get infected because germs (bacteria) get through the hole.
Ear infections happen to adults and children, but they're more common in children. Some
things can make you more likely to get an ear infection with discharge. They include
getting lots of colds and coughs, living in overcrowded housing, and eating a poor-quality