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why is your earlobe swollen red and hot if you have an outer ear infection

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Edema: The outer infection causes two things... Edema (congestion of the lymphatics) and drainage, bot of which cause the swelling. If it is to that point, y ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Otitis externa: An outer ear infection (or swimmers ear) can be quite painful and causes swelling of the ear canal and outer ear and lobe (in some cases). These infec ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
33 years experience Pediatrics
May be: If there is no improvement after 72 hours, your ear remains painful or you develop fever, it's better for you to have your doctor recheck your ear.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: please see your GP who might prescribe you antibiotics
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Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Could be, or: a blocked Eustachian tube. Consult with your PCP.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, or TMJ?: Yes, also consider TMj.... TMJ can mimic these symptoms. See oral surgeon to check this our.
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A member asked:
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
32 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: The baby can have an external ear infection, call your doctor and discuss possible treatment.
A female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Ear infection: can be of the inner ear and external ear either ways I am sure your physician will treat it appropriately including antibiotic ear drops generally 2- ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unrelated: The external ear infections are not likely to be related to the post nasal drip and swollen lymph nodes.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Toothache: Toothache accompanied by swelling is usually indicative of infection. Does he have a fever? Carious lesions are not always visible to the untrained ey ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shontae Buffington
16 years experience Pediatrics
Ear infection : This is likely an ear infection. Most ear infections respond favorably to oral antibiotics. Because his face is swollen this could be more than an ear ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
It : It is not common for the external ear to be affected with a middle ear infection (the kind of ear infection you get with colds). An outer ear infecti ... Read More

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