Swollen Ears Accompanied By Itching And Fever?
I am 22 years old, my ears were itchy at first, then now the inside of the earlobes are swollen and I have a fever, it’s been a few days, r nI have a history of pain in the eardrums, I can’t hear loud sounds, like piercing my ears every time I hear them, until I was hospitalized, I didn’t understand about the disease I was experiencing because of what, r nIs this swelling a symptom of a sore ear drum again? Should I go to a specialist again, or maybe there is an alternative so that my ear can heal without treatment, thank you
Hello Triang, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Symptoms of swollen ears accompanied by itching and fever are most likely caused by an infection of the outer ear or what is also called otitis externa. Otitis externa can be caused by a bacterial infection of the ear canal. Symptoms that are often found in this disease include:
swelling in the ear canal or visible lumps in the ear canal itching and pain in the ear looks red and feels warm, discharge from the ear can also be accompanied by fever and enlarged lymph nodes around the ear and neck
Some other possible conditions that can cause otitis externa-like symptoms include:
the presence of a foreign object in the ear (something in the ear) blockage of earwax (cerumen prop) tumor in the ear
We recommend that to determine the cause, you should first check with an ENT doctor. Your ENT doctor can perform a direct examination into your ear canal to determine the cause of the swelling and provide the most appropriate treatment according to the cause of the swelling. If indeed the swelling in your ear is caused by otitis externa, in most cases, otitis externa can heal on its own, but if the infection is severe enough (for example to cause a fever like yours), you may need therapy such as antibiotics to treat the infection. . Antibiotics can be given in the form of topical antibiotics (ear drops), or drinking antibiotics if the antibiotic drops cannot treat otitis externa, a middle ear infection is also suspected, or a systemic spread is suspected.
Meanwhile, some of the things you can do include:
Do not pick your ears, either with your fingers, cotton buds, or ear rakes. Do not use any ear drops without the knowledge and instructions of the doctor who examined you. To reduce pain and swelling, you can try compressing the outer ear with a warm towel
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