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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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