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It feels like a pimple enlarged in my ear at the beginning of the ear canal. Will rubbing alcohol make it better or worse?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: A small infection

like this may improve with lancing the pustule.
One could apply hot packs every 4 hours to attempt spontaneous drainage.A topical or oral antibiotic will prevent spread.Alcohol will cleanse the surface but not effect the underlying infection/inflammation.I hope this is helpful.

In brief: A small infection

like this may improve with lancing the pustule.
One could apply hot packs every 4 hours to attempt spontaneous drainage.A topical or oral antibiotic will prevent spread.Alcohol will cleanse the surface but not effect the underlying infection/inflammation.I hope this is helpful.
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ear pimple?

Best to see a doctor to examine the area to see if not a cyst/infection.

In brief: Ear pimple?

Best to see a doctor to examine the area to see if not a cyst/infection.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Dr. Darryl Blinski
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