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I went to Clean my ear this morning and my ear (left one) is

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Hi Doctor it's me. I went to
Clean my ear this morning and my ear (left one) is so tender. It doesn't hurt at all only when I put my finger in and it's the top part only. I did not injure it either. What could this be?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

if you got some water in your ear canal, you could have caused an otitis external external ear infection which can cause pain

you should see a doctor who can examine your ear canal and give you a prescription for antibiotic ear drops to help treat the infection.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Okay I haven't swam at all yet. We just arrived at our vacation destination. We are overseas. What do I do?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

you could have an ingrown hair follicle or pimple in your ear as well or an acne skin infection.

have someone look into your ear and see if they can see signs of infection or pus or a pimple on the skin.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
My husband did he didn't see anything...okay yes you know my next question, could it be serious?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

I told you already,

it is not serious.

you didn't leave positive feedback for the last question I helped you with.

it is not cancer.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Your 100 percent sure it isn't cancer?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Doctor?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

thanks for leaving positive feedback on the prior question.

yes, I am sure 100% you don't have cancer.

is your upper abdomen pain getting better now that you have stopped the aleve?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it is still tender but I think better thanks. Okay I also need to ask you, can I still swim?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

I would get ear plugs and after swimming ear drops and q tips to get water out of your ears after you swim

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok I hope I can find that stuff here...doctor you think it will go away on its own?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

most likely it will go away on its own.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
if it doesn't it still isn't cancer right?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

it is not cancer.