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A 24-year-old member asked:

How common is it for somebody to get ear swelling?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
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. There can be an infected cyst of the ear lobe or a foreign body reaction to an eating or piercing.There is also a condition call chondrodermatitis where the cartilage is swollen and needs to. E treated with oral medications.
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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for ear swelling?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
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 oral cortisone and/or antibiotics. Be especially cautious if one has diabetes. Also could be a fungal infection as well.
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Last updated Mar 15, 2012


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