Q. I have pimple in my inner ear with pain. Please suggest treatment.

Answered by
Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on May 15, 2020 and last reviewed on: May 26, 2020

Hello doctor,

I have this pimple in my inner ear and it has been eight days but until now it is still hurt. I am currently taking Mefenamic acid.

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)
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Hi,

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There could be an infection of the hair follicle in the ear as a result of which it can create excruciating pain. Besides the wax would have further got pushed toward the ear drum causing severe pain.

Plain use of antiinflammatories like Mefenamic acid alone will not bring much benefit. You will have to take antibiotics as well to handle the infection.

I suggest taking tablet Ciprofloxacin 500 mg one tablet two times a day for the next 1 week. Please take an antireflux tablet such as tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg once in the morning before breakfast. Along with this, I suggest you to apply Candid ear drops three drops thrice a day. Continue Mefenamic acid one tablet two times a day. Keep your ear dry and do not allow water to enter the ear. Stop swimming for another two weeks until the ear completely heals. Please do not attempt to clean the ear at any cost as the infection can further flare-up.

I hope this helps.


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