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what can i do for a swollen ear canal

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Diagnosis: You should have it looked at. Simple drops to antibiotics by mouth may be indicated but have it taken a look at please.
Dr. Marc Rosenthal
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear drops : You need an antibiotic/steroid ear drop for what sounds like swimmer's ear.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear lump: Greetings. The ear canal has contours inside that are unique to each individual. Other reactive changes could occur from wax buildup, cyst formation o ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possible infection: May be symptom of infection. Should have it checked out by a doctor.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to t ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cellulitis or absces: Suggest see GP for management
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Painful: Need to see a doctor for help. Sorry you are having to deal with that, but treatment is available.
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
No self-Rx: Pain & Swelling are red flags raised by your body that there is a problem (perhaps infection) requiring professional care. Please call your GP or ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See ENT doc: What you described suggest bacterial otitis extena and you should see an ENT doctor for proper care. You may take acetaminophen for pain, but the infe ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Ear/jaw pain: Best advice is to have you go and see your Dr. AN ENT (ear/Nose/Throat) Dr. would be best...You may have a eustacian tubes issue which can often caus ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
35 years experience Pediatrics
Allergic reaction: The itchy bumps imply an allergic reaction and should respond to some over the counter cortisone cream, but swelling of the ear canal usually means an ... Read More
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