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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest remedy for recurrent sharp pain in the outer ear

My daughter is having intermittent, a couple of minutes, of stabbing outer ear pain, around the cartilage, does not go down her neck, no paini nside her ear, no headache, slightly red, slightly swollen, warm to touch. No ear piercings or trauma. Started hurting earlier today, continued all day, unrelieved by ibuprofen. She is in tears it hurts so bad.
Fri, 5 May 2017
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
I understand your concern regarding your daughter, but unfortunately, any inflammation in outer ear is extremely painful as the skin over the external ear is stretched tight and any kind of inflammation will cause lots of pain. I suggest you avoid touching the inflamed ear frequently, get a prescription for an antibiotic cream with steroid which will soothe the inflamed area and continue with the painkillers. Once the swelling comes down, pain will reduce instantly.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Purva Patel's  Response
I have evaluated your query thoroughly
it seems like outer ear infection

you take serratiopeptidase and aceclofenac combination twice a day for five days

you can take cefadroxyl twice daily for five days

don't pierce any thing in the ear
apply cotton both sides
apply moxifloxacin Ear Drops in both ear
don't pure water in the ear

Hope this clear your mind
thanks for trusting health care magic
take care
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