Suggest treatment for pain and swelling in the ears

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Posted on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 in General Health
Question: Top of ear pain and swelling. How should I treat it and what are some possible causes?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Kindly answer the following to advise accordingly

How long has this swelling been there
When you move the ear cartilage doe it hurt exquisitely
Is there associated itching
Was there any preceding ear trauma
Is there any associated ear discharge or fever


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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 14 minutes later
Not sure how long the swelling has been there maybe a couple of days it does hurt when I move itbut no itching. I dont think it was any trauma. My other ear hurts some too but not like this one. I thought it was from my glasses but someone told me it could not be related. There is no discharge but i do also have a cold so I do have a low grade fever.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
explained

Detailed Answer:
Hello again

Based on this description, otitis externa is unlikely. The external auditory canal needs to be examined to look for any debris. It should be dry cleaned and if the need be an ear wick can be placed there.

Most probably , its an insect bite. Topical calamine lotion should be applied. Oral NSAIDs like ibuprofen and antihistamines such as hydroxyzine should be advised for the associated inflammation.

In case a high grade fever develops then oral amoxicillin clavulanate can be added to this regimen. For now the above will suffice.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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