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Swollen ear lobe feels hot donot feel a bug to

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swollen ear lobe feels hot donot feel a bug to reduce swelling,take the redness away.pierced ears but not infected,no drainage just swollen an hot
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

This can still be infected by the way from piercing.

The skin bacteria can invade inside causing the inflammation.

Hence antibiotic course should be considered.

The swelling and hotness can be reduced by over the counter ibuprofen or advil tablets.

3 tablets at a time every 8 hours with food should help.

Topical hydrocortisone cream also can be applied.
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