A swollen earlobe is typically caused by damage or a reaction in the earlobe. Bacteria and other germs may get into the earlobe through a cut or piercing and result in an infection. On other occasions, a person may have an allergic reaction to a product or item used on the ear.
Keeping this in consideration, how do you treat inflamed cartilage in the ear?
Medication and medical treatments
- Antibiotics: Antibiotic ointment may be prescribed for an ulcerated and infected CNH.
- Corticosteroids: A topical corticosteroid cream can reduce pain and redness. …
- Collagen: This can be injected under the skin to provide a protective layer over the cartilage.
Simply so, how do you treat a swollen ear?
- Apply a warm cloth or warm water bottle to the affected ear.
- Use over-the-counter pain relief drops for ears. Or, ask the provider about prescription eardrops to relieve pain.
- Take over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain or fever. DO NOT give aspirin to children.
How do I know if my cartilage is infected?
How to identify an infected piercing
- yellow, pus-like discharge.
- ongoing pain or tenderness.
- itching and burning.
Relapsing polychondritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system begins to attack and destroy the cartilage tissues in the body.
Winkler’s disease usually presents as 3 to 10 mm nodules in the helix or anti helix. We are reporting an unusual presentation of Winkler’s disease as a large nodular mass arising from the tragus, nearly occluding the external auditory canal (size about 1.5 x 2.0 cms).