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My right ear lobe is swollen, red, and extremely itchy and…

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My right ear lobe...

My right ear lobe is swollen, red, and extremely itchy and sore to the touch. I do have pierced ears nut the hole is not where the redness is ane i can touch that part and it is not sore. I’ve been putting ointment on it but it keeps on itching.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?

About 3 weeks. At night it wakes me up if im laying on that side

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon replied 2 months ago
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Dermatologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon replied 2 months ago

You may try following for 3-4 days;

Ice compresses

Motrin

Local Neosporin cream.

If these measures do not resolve it, you would need a course of antibiotic.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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