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sudden painful swelling under my ear

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Time: Give it time - it takes time for an antibiotic to work. Meanwhile you can get some relief from the pain by taking advil, aleve, aspirin, or tylenol ( ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Mumps?: You MUST see your primary doctor as soon as possible! The doctor may recommend you also see an ear specialist. Please let me know how things go.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be a sign: Of inflammation or infection of your parotid gland-? Parotitis which is usually from a viral infection or could be an abscess of your mouth/ oral muco ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Often this is: From scalp irritation/sores on the same side of head.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Depends: In your ear or external ear? If from trauma or ear lobe cyst or infection, icing would help, but treating the source of the problem is the best and qu ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Otitis externa: You may have an infection of the outer ear canal. A prescription for optic topical antibiotic drops may be indicated.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Eustachian tube: You may have, because of the changes in pressure, ruptured your eardrum, bled into it, or most likely had closure or dysfunction of the tube leading f ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Try ice: It may be the start of an infection and you may need a course of antibiotics. If it hurts, is hot, pus is draining seek the guidance of a physician.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Rule out infection: Steroids such as synalar (fluocinolone) are commonly used for psoriasis however if it is inflammed and painful it could be infected in which case ster ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Jellyfish stings: Jellyfish inject small darts into the skin which have a toxin within the tip. This poison is released in many many different spots. Often we see jel ... Read More
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