A 41-year-old member asked:
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with ear swelling what are my treatment options?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
See an M.D.: Most serious cause may be infection which needs to be seen by a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
What is swollen?: Need more information to answer this question appropriately. Is the swelling in the ear canal or in the external ear. Are there other symptoms? Have you had trauma to the area, been bitten by anything, are you allergic to some topical preparation, is is accompanied by redness, tenderness, and so on? Try an ice pack and if this doesn't work see your family doctor.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012

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Dr. Kevin Considine
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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 ora ... Read More
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Dr. David Miller
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Ice: In general, ice is good, simple and cheap treatment for swelling. However, there could be a lot of things causing swelling in and around your ear, som ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Call doctor: Call your physician to get an appointment to get your ear looked at, then appropriate medication can be prescribed.

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