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Dr. Morris Westfried
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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

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
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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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
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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
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A 36-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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
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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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Need more info: Ear swelling is not really something that is familial. Can you post more information? Was there truama? Is the ear misshapen other than being swollen? ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
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Needs evaluation: I would need to know more about what type of ear swelling you are having. It is probably best to have a doctor look at the ear and in the ear canal. M ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
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Depends on the cause: If tender and red, occuring soon after piercing, it could represent infection: should be treated with antibiotics and perhaps will require removal of ... Read More

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