Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. The swollen lymph nodes might be due to infection in the ear canal. You can continue antibiotics and most cases respond well to antibiotics. In fact ointments has got minimal role, if Trimovate is not available, you can use Betnovate or Betnovate -N as a substitute. Wishing you good health. Thanks.