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Ear Swelling (Overview)

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.


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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

Ear Swelling (Overview)

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.


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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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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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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

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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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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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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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Is there a cure for ear swelling?

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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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 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

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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