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Sore, red, swollen outer ear. Tenderness in inner ear. Suggestions?

As I don t have any insurance, I am so very grateful to you for any help! I woke up this morning with an extremely sore, red and swollen outer ear - not the lobe but the upper area, back and front. The inner ear is not sore but tender assumably because of the swelling . My husband says he can see what looks like two tiny puncture marks, however, not 100% sure. Please help me and thank you so very much in advance. Jill
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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It seems that you might be having infection in your outer ear called Otitis externa.
Consult your doctor.
With one course of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicine you will be alright.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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