What are the symptoms of a boil in the ear canal?

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What are the symptoms of a boil in the ear canal?

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The main symptom is pain. Because of its site, the pain may become quite severe even though the boil is usually small. Other symptoms include itch, irritation, and sometimes there is temporary hearing loss whilst the infection is present. If the boil ‘bursts’, you may have a sudden discharge from the ear. If this happens, the pain often eases dramatically, and the symptoms soon settle.What causes a boil in the ear canal? Mostly they occur ‘out of the blue’ for no apparent reason. They are like most spots or small boils that can occur on any area of the skin. In some cases the infection develops on damaged skin. You can damage the skin in the ear canal if you poke your ear with such things as a cotton wool bud. Slightly damaged skin can quickly become inflamed and infected.What is the treatment for a boil in the ear? Like most small spots or tiny boils, a furuncle is likely to go without any treatment. The body’s immune system can usually clear bacteria (germs) that cause small boils. H

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