Swelling In The Left Ear That Is Widening.?
Good evening doctor,
Good evening Susana, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Conditions experienced by your mother may be caused by several possible diseases such as:
Inflammation of the external ear (otitis extrena) type necrotizing / malignant Diffuse otitis externa type Ear abscess Infection of the head bone and several other possibilities Because the complaints felt by your mother are quite severe, then you should immediately bring your mother to seek treatment to an ENT specialist for further evaluation of your mother's complaints. The doctor may also ask your mother to do additional tests to help determine the diagnosis of the disease such as blood tests, ear fluid culture, CT-Scan or even MRI of the head to determine the condition of your mother's ears. After all tests are done, the new doctor will determine what the diagnosis of your mother's disease and also what therapy should be given to your mother.
To help reduce the pain that is felt by your mother, you can try to give pain medication such as paracetamol or ibuprofen according to the dosage that is on the packaging of the drug. While this can also be helped to clean the fluid that comes out of the ear by using a tissue, do not use a cotton bud or other device that is inserted into the ear because it can aggravate the situation. And avoid activities that are high risk can cause fluid to enter the ear. Also avoid suppressing swelling, and avoid using drugs that are not directed by the doctor.
I hope this helps.