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my grandson has a severe swollen ear from wrestling what can we do to reduce the swelling

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Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Go see a doctor: The reasons can be a swimmer's ear or an acute middle ear infection. You need a good physical exam and treatment. Don't dally. It can be serious.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
48 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Ice: The best thing to use is something cold, like ice in a pack or a bag. The face is very vascular and will swell as you know very easily. You should not ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Time: The most common trigger to swelling of a flaccid penis would be a reaction to a bug bite or similar allergic response. The swelling is due to a leak o ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Bug bite ?: These are often localized reactions to a bug bite. However, there is a possibility these can become infected. I wouldn't go to an ER but if his doc co ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Hi It depends on the cause of the swelling. Usually swelling that occurs from trauma or bug bites will go away on its own with time.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
No: May have an infection. See your doctor now for possible treatment
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Active immunity: Yes. Completely normal. Reactive lymph nodes represent health. Not illness.
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swelling: Sounds like parotid gland problem. Could be a "stone' or mucus plug. Drink water, massage swelling, apply hot compresses, suck on lemon drops. May nee ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Swelling behind ear: Swelling & redness behind the ear with earache especially if associated with fever could be mastoiditis, it is urgent that you take him to his ... Read More
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Infection: Sounds liek an infection see your doctor.

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