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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: 26 days ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 26 days ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. David replied 26 days 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 26 days 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 26 days 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 26 days ago.
My husband did he didn't see anything...okay yes you know my next question, could it be serious?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 26 days 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 26 days ago.
Your 100 percent sure it isn't cancer?
Customer: replied 26 days ago.
Doctor?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 26 days 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 26 days 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 26 days 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 26 days ago.

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Customer: replied 26 days ago.
Ok I hope I can find that stuff here...doctor you think it will go away on its own?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 26 days ago.

most likely it will go away on its own.

Customer: replied 26 days ago.
if it doesn't it still isn't cancer right?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 26 days ago.

it is not cancer.