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Four days ago small pain in daughters outer ear. now swollen

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four days ago small pain in daughters outer ear. now swollen red and untouchable unable to sleep. ice no help . no insect bite . she is seventeen, more in the upper region. two weeks before menses, middle of night and traveling .help
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 7 years ago.


Did it involve the ear canal? How large is the swelling? Any past illness?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no canal involvement. ear is noticably larger than the other one. no past illness
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the input.

It sounds like an inflammation or infection. The common one is that involving cartilage of ear or perichondritis. Other probables are an infection of skin , allergic dermatitis etc However she should be examined by doctor without delay. If it is an infection of cartilage it needs to be controlled to prevent damage to the cartilage & deformity.

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Wish her early recovery.
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