Hi, welcome to justanswer, your symptoms could be product of an ear or throat infection or inflammatory condition .
Most infectious process are viral , however , they could also be caused by a bacterial or fungal infection .
Other conditions that could produce ear inflammation are skin conditions like eczema ,psoriasis, autoimmune disorders ( in which the immune cells mistakenly attack your own healthy body's cells ), traumatic ear injury which could be product of multiple things like using cotton swabs to clean your ears or swimming in contaminated water.
You will definitely need to consult your doctor for a further medical evaluation who will prescribe antibiotics ( if there is a bacterial infection ) or antimycotics ( if there is a fungal infection). If there is a viral infection, the treatment will be based mainly on managing your symptoms . Viral infections clear on their own without no treatment .
While you could do ,in the meantime, is applying a warm cleaned compress on the area and taking medication like acetaminophen or ibuprofen which you can get over the counter to alleviate the pain, keep your ears dry for 1 week at least , you should avoid putting water or peroxide in your ears which will make the whole process even worse and avoid scratching your ears to relieve any discomfort .
It is really important that you consult a doctor who will prescribe you antibiotics or antimycotics if it is necessary to avoid further complications like a spreading infectious process, ear damage or future hearing problems .
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