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Suggest treatment for itchy, painful and swollen ear

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Dr. Sudhir

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Posted on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have an ear that is swollen in the canal. It is itchy and is painful to the touch. What treatment do you recommend?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Antiseptic cream and oral antibiotic.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

You can try few things- local antiseptic cream with antifungal in it can be applied with help of ear bud.Take oral antibiotics and analgesics.Oral antihistaminics will reduce itching.If the ear starts discharging you will have to see doctor.Hope this helps.Please ask if there are doubts.Regards.
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