Sudden Swelling Under Ear

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Alternative Names

Otitis media - acute; Infection - inner ear; Middle ear infection - acute


Treatment

Some ear infections will safely clear up on their own without antibiotics. Often, treating the pain and allowing the body time to heal itself is all that is needed:

  • Apply a warm cloth or warm water bottle to the affected ear.
  • Use over-the-counter pain relief drops for ears, or ask the doctor about prescription ear drops to relieve pain.
  • Take...
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