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I have pain in my ear and swelling just below the ear

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Ear swelling: Was the ear injured? Is there bleeding under the skin? Did you have it pierced? Is there redness/pus/pain? Try cool compresses/ice temporarily. If ble... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Infection: This could represent infection or allergic reaction. Piercing should be removed and area treated with oral antibiotics. See md for proper care before ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Ice: In general, ice is good, simple and cheap treatment for swelling. However, there could be a lot of things causing swelling in and around your ear, som... Read More
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Depends: Swelling of the ear can be caused by many different things including an infection which may require antibiotics, allergies and allergic reactions... Y... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Ear swelling: Piercing an ear, by itself, does not cause much swelling, usually just a mild, low grade inflammation. In persons with increased susceptibility to kel... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Cause?: It could be infection, allergy. Depending on cause will determine apropaite treatment. See doctor for diagnosis amd possible tests to determine what t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
First, diagnosis: Swelling of the outer ear can be allergic in origin. The most common disease that ENT doctors see that is associated with swelling of the ear is call... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Maybe- call your Doc: Have your doctor check it out- 1. Pulling on the ear lobe may trigger pain that could represent an outer ear infection (otitis externa) which may requ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Varied reasons: It could be from allergies or an infection of the ear. It may be part of a more generalized allergic reaction which needs to be e slushed and treated.... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Depends: Ear swelling can have many sources. But description= larger. Firstly, are you referring to the inner or outer ear? Outer ear swelling could arise from... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
See your doctor: Have your doctor check it out- 1. Pulling on the ear lobe may trigger pain that could represent an outer ear infection (otitis externa) which may re... Read More

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