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Suggest treatment for soreness and swelling in ear

2 nights ago my ears started becoming sore and now it feels swollen inside and is really sore. When probing it to get earwax out I felt spots that were tender and very sore when the q-tip touched them and it feels like they were scratched. What can I do to ease this pain?
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
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Hi..

It looks like there is infection inside the ear leading to inflammation, swelling and sore spots.

You should consult an Otolaryngologist and get evaluated and an Otiscopic examination of the ear can be done to rule out the exact cause of the symptoms.

For now Put Otogesic ear drop and Ciplox ear drop.
Avoid excess water exposure to ears.
Do not put anything inside ear as it can cause injury to ear canal and can also damage the eardrum if you go deeper.

Hope I have answered your query.
Please let me know if I can assist you further..

Regards.
Dr. Honey Arora, Dentist.
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