A 27-year-old female asked:
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what can i do about a really painful boil that ruptured in my ear canal?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: Usually once an abscess drains the pain is relieved. If you still have the pain you may need an antibiotic to clear the rest of the infection.
Answered on Apr 18, 2020
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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
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No: if a boil or cyst ruptured,the pain will go away. Give it time.
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I wouldn't...: If it drains on its own, great. But i'm afraid if you try to pop it with any force at all, it may cause an infection of the underlying cartilage. This ... Read More
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Dr. Zachary Veres
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Boil: Go to the doctor and have this treated. Infection can spread fast in the ear canal
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Dr. Aveshen Govender
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Needs exam: See your Family Practitioner or an ENT for otoscopy and treatment plan. Impacted wax may require ear syringing
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