I started having ear pain 4 nights ago. I woke up the next morning with alot of pain so I went to the local walk in clinic. They said it was an outer ear infection and prescribed me eardrops wich I used all day and throughout that night. The next day I got up with my face, ear and neck swolen with acute ear pain (stabbing pain). I went back to the clinic where they toold me that my ear canal was so swoollen that the drops weren t qorking and prescribed me prednisone and augmentin and told me that it should feel better in a day or two. It still is swollen shut and not seeming to get better. I am 50 years old, have type 1 diabetes, vitiligo and phases of psoriasis in my ear and body.