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You are having perichondritis of the pinna.
This is an infection of the cartilage lining.
You need to show a doctor for this.
You will need antibiotics for this.
Only antibiotics can cure this, this cannot be treated at home.
Without antibiotics your ear will swell up and will cause a lot of pain.
Perichondritis is also difficult to treat at a later stage, hence the earlier the better.
Go to your doctor immediately - go to your PCP/Family physican and discuss about perichondritis. Ask for antibiotics. This will give you relief.
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