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Why does my right ear hurt when I touch it on the back side?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Back of R ear hurts

If it is the ear itself that hurts, you could have a mild skin infection in the area.
Inflammation of the cartilage is also a possibility, although your ear would hurt even without touching it. Do you feel a bump in the area? Try an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen for pain relief until you can see your doctor.

In brief: Back of R ear hurts

If it is the ear itself that hurts, you could have a mild skin infection in the area.
Inflammation of the cartilage is also a possibility, although your ear would hurt even without touching it. Do you feel a bump in the area? Try an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen for pain relief until you can see your doctor.
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