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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

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 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 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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How do you make ear swelling go away?

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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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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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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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 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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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