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Swollen Ear Canal: Common Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

By:
Chuck Leider
August 23, 2018
August 23, 2018 09:16 PM
swollen ear canal, ear aches

  An ear infection is often a viral or bacterial infection affecting your middle ear. This is the air-filled area behind your eardrum containing the very small vibrating bones of your ear. Kids tend to get ear infections more than adults. Ear infections are also usually painful due to the buildup of fluids and inflammation in the middle ear. The accumulation of fluid inside your ear canal can damage your ear canal's protective layer. This is known as swollen ear canal and is a condition of the ear associated with redness and inflammation inside the canal. Lipid makes up the protective layer.… Read More

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