How can I reduce swelling in ear canal?

See your doctor . To find out why your ear canal is swollen. If infected, antibiotics will help. Steroids are commonly added to the antibiotic ear drops to help decreased the swelling faster. If there is a foreign body, it needs t be removed. Keep it dry until you see your doctor.
Swelling in ear. A steroid ear drop will be able to reduce your ear swelling.

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Can anyone tell me what causes swelling in ear canal?

Allergy or infection. do not mess with it some infection in ear canal could be serious it could be a small abscess from infected cyst it could be an infected hair follicles from scratching and using q tip aggressively could be a simple allergic reaction use a head par on the ear and take Benadryl see your doctor and he can help. Read more...

Swelling in the ear canal. Small lump just inside the ear canal. What could this be? Should I be concerned?

External otitis. Otitis externa is an infection of the ear canal skin and often is very painful. The small lump in the canal may be an abscess. You need appropriate ear drops. See an ENT doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment. Do not use Q-tips. Read more...

I have ear canal infection and swelling, what to do for treatment?

Call doctor. Call your physician to get an appointment to get your ear looked at, then appropriate medication can be prescribed. Read more...

I have swelling on the external acustic meatus or on the cartilage of the ear canal...What could be wrong?

See ENT. You should see an ear, nose and throat doctor to look at your ear and then he can tell you what is going on and if you need any treatment. Read more...

Resolved painful swelling of outer ear canal (from swimming) w drops, oral antibi & steroids, still have fluid in middle ear. Can decongestants help?

Slowly. Decongestants are appropriate, alone or with new generation antihistamines. However, nothing helps dramatically and it can take some time to fully recover. Smoking is a direct negative factor by irritating the throat opening of eustachian tube. Increased fluids are also appropriate. There are adults, very infrequently, with tubes when problem persists with nothing helping. Read more...

My ear canal is swelling, pain behind eye and down neck. Ear has spurts of pain and throbbing and it is red no additional detail

You . You might have an infection of the skin of the ear canal or outer ear. You should definitely go see a doctor right away. Read more...
See ENT . Recommend see ear doctor as soon as possible. Might be outer ear infection but could be more serious such as mastoid infection or petrous infection. Read more...

I have a mild swelling in my left ear from sinus drainage and allergies. Is there a home remedy I can use to clear any bacteria from my ear canal?

Not related. The ears and sinuses are not directly connected and from your description, I cannot tell if the problem is from a bacterial infection or something else. It is best for you to get these checked out by your doctor. Once the diagnosis has been made, then you can decide on what kind of Rx may be best for you. Read more...