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been on ear drops for three days. pain is gone but ear is still swollen can't hear. how long before swelling goes away so I can hear again?
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Hello Linda,

The ear swelling should go away in next couple of days and your hearing would be restored. Since pain has gone; it means treatment is effective, so swelling too would go away in few days and hearing too come in the same duration.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
are ear drops working even though they don't seem to be going down into the ear canal?

Even if a tiny amount goes in the ear canal, it would work.

Also many times infection is self limiting so symptoms go away spontaneously.

The pain, swelling and hearing affection can be due to ear wax which many times may come out by small amount of ear drops and thus symptoms go away.

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