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swollen, hot ear, doctor or not?

(5 Posts)
lilygirl81 Mon 21-Mar-16 07:21:20

The last few days my right ear has been painful, but this morning it has swollen up, bright red and feels a bit crusty. It's only the outer area, my hearing is fine, and there isn't a noticeable smell. I'm 21 weeks pregnant, though probably not relevant.

It feels like I may have scratched just inside from the lobe and that has got infected.

Should I try for a doctors appointment, or would a pharmacist be able to help? Not sure if maybe antiseptic cream would do the job.

Musicaltheatremum Mon 21-Mar-16 16:01:06

I would want to see that today(GP) hope you got it sorted.

Aquamarine70 Tue 22-Mar-16 13:20:54

My daughter had this. It was a staph infection. The Dr prescribed Bactraban cream.

lilygirl81 Tue 22-Mar-16 20:38:28

Thanks, managed to get seen and have cream and a spray as apparently the infection was making its merry way down the ear canal!

Aquamarine70 Wed 23-Mar-16 06:10:56

Glad to hear that you got seen. Hope it gets better soon.

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