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A 34-year-old member asked:

infection is the cause of swollen left ear or right ear?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Can be rt or left: You can get infection in right or left ear, and there will be swlling of the ear lobe or ear canal in external ear infection there are other conditions which can also cause swelling of external ear, so have it checked by your doctor.

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Trenton, NJ
A 31-year-old female asked:

A doctor told me yesturday that my left ear is worse than my right ear both infections?

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Dr. Noaman Hanif
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Maybe: Sorry, can't help you there. Could mean either the right ear was normal or both were infected and the left was worse. Call your doctor to clarify. If he gave you oral antibiotics, then it will treat both ears, but if you have topical antibiotics you really want to know to apply the medications to both ears or just one. Good luck.

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