I woke up with a swollen ear and a little

Patient

Q: I woke up with a swollen ear and a little bumb inside of my side and it hurts my ear is infected what should I do

Doctor

A:   Hi. Your description of the ear problem looks to be due to ear furuncle.

This is akin to a boil. It takes about a few days to settle on its own but to avoid the complications like TM joint problems, otitis externa, and abscess formation, you need to take a course of an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicines .

You can apply heat to the area to get a temporary relief.

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