Swollen Earlobe Filled With Fluid, Painful And Hot?
I’m 34 years old, my left earlobe is swollen, filled with fluid, I feel hot and painful, I’ve taken it to the ENT and a clear liquid has been sucked out but after one day it’s filled with fluid again, what’s the solution, is it a dangerous disease or not I think it can deflate itself without being sucked in by liquid while the medicine from the doctor hasn’t run out, thanks in advance, waiting for the answer..
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Fluid that fills the ear to the point of swelling and pain, is actually most commonly caused by a bacterial infection, although it can also be caused by other things. Regarding whether it's dangerous or not, if it's an infection, it's actually not dangerous as long as it's under control. But if the infection spreads, or even if it's not an infection, but a malignancy or something else, then the level of danger will depend on the results of your doctor's examination.
If what happened to you is a true infection, suction is not the only cure. Suction is useful for quickly reducing symptoms. However, if the bacteria that caused the infection are still present, your ear may fill with fluid again. That is why if you do have an infection, your doctor will also prescribe antibiotics.
Our advice, you should check your ear again to an ENT doctor to get the fluid back out. This time ask, what happened to your ear, is it an infection or something else. Also tell him that the medicine you received yesterday is still available so that your doctor does not prescribe more medicine to you. In the meantime, you should continue to take the medication your doctor has prescribed you regularly. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa