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I have a bump right outside my ear canal and my ear is tender

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I have a bump right outside my ear canal and my ear is tender to touch, itchy on the inside and very painful all around. The inside of my ear is turning very red. Also have a sore throat on the same side but not very severe. What is it and what can I do?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.

How long it is happening?

Is there any discharge from ear?

Is it painful if you pull on the ear?

Waiting for your reply.

Thank you.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
just last night and this morning it started hurting. No puss or drainage. Very painful if pulled on. Almost feels like a dull aching or burning inside my ear canal as well. Didn't feel that earlier today. I think it's getting worse.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

You are having an infection of the external ear canal or otitis externa.

The bump can be a furuncle.

It is not associated with sore throat.

You need to see doctor for an examination.

Antibiotics will likely to be needed to contain the infection.

I hope this information will be helpful.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.
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