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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What is the treatment for swollen and painful ears?

I got my cartilage pierced a year ago and a year later the helix part of my ear hurts and is swolen and alittle red. There is a tiny hole (more like a dip in the skin) very close to where the pain started but now its moved to that spot and the pain is spreading up and inside around the helix area. I dont think its connected to my cartilage piercing because its been a year but I don t know. My walk-in doc said it might be a sist of some kind but she didnt thoroughly check it, infact she didnt check it out that much at all. She just prescribed an antibiotic pill and said put a hot towel on the area for 5 mins a day. Can you help me?
Fri, 17 Oct 2014
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
hello,
thanks for your query,
it looks like otitis externa, spreading superficial infection, requires oral antibiotics and ointment. visit an ent surgeon. hope I have answered your query. all the best. take care.
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