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could it be something bad if i have ear swelling?

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Dr. John Leander Po
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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Dr. Anna Meyer
Dr. Anna Meyer commented
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear swelling should be seen by your primary care doctor or an ENT, as it fairly likely it will need some treatment
Feb 15, 2012
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: Ear swelling is not very common... But most likely related to otitis externa - outer ear infection.
Answered on Nov 13, 2017
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Infection: Sounds infected. See your MD for possible antibiotics.
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Try taking motrin,: Apply ice packs for first two days then warm packs, apply neosporin and vaseline. Follow up with ur dr if it gets infected. Take care!
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