A 23-year-old female asked:
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swollen itchy ears just on the outside?

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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: It could be a contact dermatitis or an infection or another cause. Your doctor would need to examine your ear in order to diagnose it.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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