A 39-year-old member asked:
could it be something bad if i have ear swelling?
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Leander Po answered
17 years experience Infectious Disease
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 require antibiotic/steriod drops and possibly, antibiotics by mouth. 3.If the ear is tender and bright red, it may also represent an uncommon condition called relapsing polychondritis (treatable). 4.A skin infection is possible (treatable).
Answered on Jul 9, 2020
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