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Doctor insights on: Allergic Reaction Ear Swelling

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How do people treat ear swelling?

How do people treat ear swelling?

Cause?: It could be infection, allergy. Depending on cause will determine apropaite treatment. See doctor for diagnosis amd possible tests to determine what treatments is necessary. Read more

Ear Swelling (Definition)

Ear swelling can have many sources. But description= larger. Firstly, are you referring to the inner or outer ear? Outer ear swelling could arise from trauma or a sebaceous cyst of the lobe or many other things. Inner ear swelling is harder to diagnose and treat and may have much more difficult symptoms. Viral or bacterial infections could be ...Read more


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How common is it for somebody to get ear swelling?

How common is it for somebody to get ear swelling?

Varied reasons: It could be from allergies or an infection of the ear. It may be part of a more generalized allergic reaction which needs to be e slushed and treated. There can be an infected cyst of the ear lobe or a foreign body reaction to an eating or piercing. There is also a condition call chondrodermatitis where the cartilage is swollen and needs to. E treated with oral medications. Read more

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How to reduce ear swelling cause by piercing?

How to reduce ear swelling cause by piercing?

Depends on the cause: If tender and red, occuring soon after piercing, it could represent infection: should be treated with antibiotics and perhaps will require removal of the earring. If late, nontender and firm, may be a keloid, which requires different sorts of treatment: excision, steroid injection, pressure, low dose radiation. Read more

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With ear swelling what are my treatment options?

With ear swelling what are my treatment options?

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. Read more

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What to do about ear swelling from cartilage piercing?

What to do about ear swelling from cartilage piercing?

Cartilage swelling: Please see a doctor immediately as you may have a hematoma or bacterial chondritis which may need urgent treatment or it be cause serious deformity. Piercing of ear cartilage is a dangerous procedure especially when done by a non-physician. Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for ear swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for ear swelling?

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 oral cortisone and/or antibiotics. Be especially cautious if one has diabetes. Also could be a fungal infection as well. Read more

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Why is my ear swelling after I peirced it and am now taking care of it?

Why is my ear swelling after I peirced it and am now taking care of it?

Infection: This could represent infection or allergic reaction. Piercing should be removed and area treated with oral antibiotics. See md for proper care before it becomes worse. Read more

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Pain running up neck to underneath ear, swelling momentarily then disappearing after 5-6 seconds...

Pain running up neck to underneath ear, swelling momentarily then disappearing after 5-6 seconds...

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. If the symptoms persist for more than two weeks, or get worse, see a doctor.
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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ear swelling?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ear swelling?

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, some simple (pimples), others serious (mastoiditis). You should really get it checked out by a doc. Read more

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How do you make ear swelling go away?

First, diagnosis: Swelling of the outer ear can be allergic in origin. The most common disease that ENT doctors see that is associated with swelling of the ear is called external otitis. This is an inflammatory, usually painful, swelling of the ear canal skin. Sometimes, the ear canal is swollen shut and requires a wick into the ear canal so that the medication can get down the canal. Do not use q-tips. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ear swelling?

What is the definition or description of: ear swelling?

Depends: Ear swelling can have many sources. But description= larger. Firstly, are you referring to the inner or outer ear? Outer ear swelling could arise from trauma or a sebaceous cyst of the lobe or many other things. Inner ear swelling is harder to diagnose and treat and may have much more difficult symptoms. Viral or bacterial infections could be implicated. See an otorhinolaryngologist. Read more

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What does it mean if I have ear swelling on the outside?

What does it mean if I have ear swelling on the outside?

See your doctor: 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 swollen, tender and bright red, it may also represent an uncommon condition called relapsing polychondritis (treatable).

4.A skin infection is possible (treatable). Read more

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How can I stop my ear swelling?

How can I stop my ear swelling?

Ear swelling: Was the ear injured? Is there bleeding under the skin? Did you have it pierced? Is there redness/pus/pain? Try cool compresses/ice temporarily. If bleeding or inflammation, see fp/ent to treat injury/infection. Read more

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Is there a cure for ear swelling?

Needs evaluation: I would need to know more about what type of ear swelling you are having. It is probably best to have a doctor look at the ear and in the ear canal. Most ear swelling will resolve on its own or with antibiotics. Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for ear swelling?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for ear swelling?

Your regular doc: Your regular primary care doc can help you figure out what's making your ear swell. Read more

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How come I have ear swelling, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have ear swelling, but nobody else in the family has it?

Need more info: Ear swelling is not really something that is familial. Can you post more information? Was there truama? Is the ear misshapen other than being swollen? What part of the ear is swollen? Read more

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How do I know if my ear swelling is from piercing or cauliflower ear?

How do I know if my ear swelling is from piercing or cauliflower ear?

Ear swelling: Piercing an ear, by itself, does not cause much swelling, usually just a mild, low grade inflammation. In persons with increased susceptibility to keloid formation (eg., some persons with darker skin), ear piercing can cause a keloid, which may look like a cauliflower growth. The term "cauliflower ear" usually refers to someone, like a boxer, who has had repetitive blunt trauma to the ear. Read more

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The ear swelling is on the inside. I can fit an earphone comfortably in my left ear but only get it halfway with my right. Could this be swimmers ear?

Possibly: If there is no discomfort and this is not a new symptom then it is likely not swimmer's ear. It could be something as simple as an earwax impaction. A physician's evaluation should easily make the diagnosis. Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more