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Why is your earlobe swollen red and hot if you have an outer ear infection?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Otitis externa

An outer ear infection (or swimmers ear) can be quite painful and causes swelling of the ear canal and outer ear and lobe (in some cases).
These infections require drops at a minimum and may require oral antibiotics.

In brief: Otitis externa

An outer ear infection (or swimmers ear) can be quite painful and causes swelling of the ear canal and outer ear and lobe (in some cases).
These infections require drops at a minimum and may require oral antibiotics.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Edema

The outer infection causes two things.
.. Edema (congestion of the lymphatics) and drainage, bot of which cause the swelling. If it is to that point, you need antibiotics.

In brief: Edema

The outer infection causes two things.
.. Edema (congestion of the lymphatics) and drainage, bot of which cause the swelling. If it is to that point, you need antibiotics.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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