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My outer ear (pinna) is kind of swollen/inflammed/fat, it wasnt

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My outer ear (pinna) is kind of swollen/inflammed/fat, it wasn't as swollen as it is now, I've tried popping it and sticking it and it just got bigger... I'm going to go to my doctor soon, what could the problem be?
Submitted: 6 years ago via Vitals.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 6 years ago.

This occurs due to type of ear infection. It is an infection of the outer ear and the ear canal.

This may cause pain and itching , also this is associated with swelling in the Auricle or pinna.

Your doctor will check your eardrum to make sure there's no other infection.
The line of treatment is - antibiotics ear drops. These have to prescribed by doctor.
Please see your doctor.
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