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Abscess on top part of ear, 4 days. Painful, throbbing. Poked it with tiny lancet& squeezed but only blood came out, no puss. Should I poke deeper?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: See a doctor

For these kinds of problems, it's gone beyond the 'home remedy' stage.
The issue with the ear is that you don't want a longer term deformity to develop by poking around and digging at this infection. A doctor should better be able to manage this for you. I would call your primary or go to an Urgent Care center where someone could deal with it properly.

In brief: See a doctor

For these kinds of problems, it's gone beyond the 'home remedy' stage.
The issue with the ear is that you don't want a longer term deformity to develop by poking around and digging at this infection. A doctor should better be able to manage this for you. I would call your primary or go to an Urgent Care center where someone could deal with it properly.
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