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Old 08-11-2005, 05:49 PM   #1
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my ear hurts and is swollen!

Hi, my left ear hurts and feels swollen ( in this area [url]http://home.ripway.com/2004-8/162767/ear.jpg[/url] )

I don't know why though...

Does anyone know what it is, or anything?

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Old 08-12-2005, 01:24 AM   #2
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Re: my ear hurts and is swollen!

Hi....it could be a zit under the skin, a mosquito bite, from laying on your pillow too long (or do you have a new pillow?)...etc.

You could try putting a warm wet cloth on it for a short while.

Another option would to apply some hydrocortisone cream.

Those are what I'd do....and if the swelling continued or got worse over a few days, I'd go to a clinic.

Hope you feel better soon,
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Old 08-12-2005, 06:15 AM   #3
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Unhappy Re: my ear hurts and is swollen!

I've never had an ear infection (?) before.

It was REALLY hurting last night I had to go downstairs and get some paracetomol. It's feels blocked now, I can't hear out of my ear properly! And it still hurts

I'm going to the doctors later today

[edit] when I swollow, I can feel air pushing around inside my ear.
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Old 08-12-2005, 03:42 PM   #4
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Re: my ear hurts and is swollen!

Wow, I thought you meant on the external ear.....it does sound serious now that you explained like that. Yeowww... I feel for you!!!

What's the diagnosis from the doc?

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Old 08-13-2005, 02:42 AM   #5
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Re: my ear hurts and is swollen!

It's inside and outside of my ear... He shoved that massive thing you look through down my ear, he said he couldn't see anything and I have a small ear infection... so he gave me some Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen.
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Re: my ear hurts and is swollen!

That's good you got a diagnosis and meds!

FEEL BETTER SOON!!

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Old 08-14-2005, 06:47 PM   #7
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Re: my ear hurts and is swollen!

My ear's hurting a bit less now... but i've got a little lump behind my ear
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:04 AM   #8
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Re: my ear hurts and is swollen!

I've nearly finished the anti-biotics, 2 left... it doesn't hurt anymore, but I still have a little lump behind my ear, it's quite small now though.
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Re: my ear hurts and is swollen!

I've finished those anti-biotics, this is a couple weeks later and it's still not 100%. It hurts a tiny bit when I touch around my ear, and it still feels a little bit blocked, and I still have that lump behind my ear, although it has gotten a lot smaller... can someone help me on this?

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Old 09-03-2005, 02:27 AM   #10
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Re: my ear hurts and is swollen!

faye:

I am going through the same thing you are. My ear swelled up 3 days ago and turned bright red and was hot to the touch. I have been having problems w/ ringing in my ear. I went to the doc who prescribed me 875 milligrams of augmentin to take take for a week. It is only my third day, but my swelling has gone down significantly. My ear still really hurts though when I touch it, and I can't sleep on that side. I feel your pain!! What antibiodics are you taking? Do you know how you got the infection? My doc said I might have gotten bit, but I don't see a bite anywhere.. hmmmm.. feel better and good luck to you.

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Old 09-03-2005, 11:09 AM   #11
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Re: my ear hurts and is swollen!

I don't know how I got it but I took the anti-biotics (Amoxicillin) and I dont think it's cleared up yet!
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Re: my ear hurts and is swollen!

If it hasn't cleared up yet, you need to go back to your doc and maybe get on a higher dose of antibiotics? How many milligrams of amoxicillin were you taking?

 
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Re: my ear hurts and is swollen!

15 amoxicillan caps - 250mg
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