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Swelling and pus formation in the ear after gauging. Dizziness and pain. Treatment?

I gauged my ear three days ago, I went from a 7/16 to half inch and the day i gauged it nothing was wrong until the next day, my ear lobe got a little swollen and puss was coming out of it, but I didn t think much of it then because that always happens when I size up, but then last night my ear got even more swollen causing where my jaw line is, to get swollen too, so I took out the gauge and a lot of puss started coming out and it bled a little too, then all of a sudden I got really dizzy, i couldn t even walk straight so I went to bed and now the swelling has gone down a little and it hurts, so what can I do to reduce the pain, puss, and swelling?
Asked On : Sat, 21 Jul 2012
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Hello and welcome.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

As far as swelling and pus is concerned,it appears that you have contracted ear infection which is also extending to your lower jaw.

Therefore in my view it is best to see your ENT specialist first and then if required a dentist too.

Immediate clinical examination and antibiotics is advised.Further delay can lead to spread of infection in other facial spaces too.

Hope it helps.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 26 Mar 2014
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