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With ear swelling what are my treatment options

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
See an M.D.: Most serious cause may be infection which needs to be seen by a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
What is swollen?: Need more information to answer this question appropriately. Is the swelling in the ear canal or in the external ear. Are there other symptoms? Hav ... Read More

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Dr. Kevin Considine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Depends : It would depend on the reason for swelling whether due to trauma or infection. Perhaps ear drops if "swimmer's ear" but if really swollen may need ora ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Ice: In general, ice is good, simple and cheap treatment for swelling. However, there could be a lot of things causing swelling in and around your ear, som ... Read More
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Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Swelling of the ear can be caused by many different things including an infection which may require antibiotics, allergies and allergic reactions... Y ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
19 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Cartilage swelling: Please see a doctor immediately as you may have a hematoma or bacterial chondritis which may need urgent treatment or it be cause serious deformity. P ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Infection: This could represent infection or allergic reaction. Piercing should be removed and area treated with oral antibiotics. See md for proper care before ... Read More
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Muscle Contractions?: Possibly muscle contractions in the your neck. See your doctor for a checkup.

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