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Swelling inside ear, painful pressure behind ear lobe, below ear, stiff neck. Reason, treatment?

I have swelling inside my ear similar to a pimple inside the ear that is painful when touched. There is pressure inside the ear and pain in the bone behind and directly below and behind the lobe in the soft spot . Today it progressed to swelling directly below the ear about 2 inches on the neck. I have no swollen nodes under the jaw or jaw pain and the ear doesn t ache just feels like some pressure and hurts if I touch it. No sore throat , cough , etc. but I m starting to get a stiff neck only on the same side. Could this be a deep ear infection?
Asked On : Mon, 30 Jul 2012
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
You are having a classical symptoms of infection of external auditory canal.The infection in the external ear will be very painful and causes swelling in and around the affected ear.
I would suggest you
Oral Broad spectrum Antibiotics for 5 days
Hot fermentation over the swelling.
I would suggest you to consult your ENT surgeon for physical examination and to make proper diagnosis before taking the medicines.
Thank you.
Answered: Thu, 13 Feb 2014
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