Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
163 Doctors are Online

Pain and swelling in the back of the ear. Had ear infection and vertigo in the past. Related to this?

For 2 days i have had pain and swelling on the back of my ear. It doesn t appear to be a spider bite or other bug bite . It is hot to the touch and bright red. There does appear to be an area that is round and could be some kind of bump. I do not have fever. Not sure if it is just a pimple or something serious and wondering how long to wait before hVing it checked by a doctor. I did have an inner ear infection fhe first of january that cause vertigo ...i was medicated for the symptoms but not given any antibiotics. Thank you YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  24
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
you may most probably be having an infection of the external ear which is akin to a boil. It should subside in a day or two. However if the pain persists and the swelling increases then you need to consult an ENT.
The infection which had caused you vertigo previously has no relation to the present problem as vertigo occurs due to inner ear infection only.
Answered: Tue, 13 Aug 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor