Question by  kml0508 (22)

What do you do about cartilage ear infections?

I have a cartilage ear infection and it is not getting any better.


Answer by  steve12 (342)

In any infection, there's an absolute need of antibiotics, and you should visit the doctor before it causes deformation to the ear.


Answer by  taslimah (27)

It is usually caused by a piercing. Clean the area with alcohol pad, you can mix salt about 1/8 of a teaspoon with about a cup of warm water and set it on your ear about two times a day. Use a antibiotic cream to stop it from getting an infection.


Answer by  DrColbath (103)

Cartilage ear infections are difficult to treat because there is little blood supply to the area. The infection should be treated with an antibiotic and if bad enough IV antibiotics.


Answer by  bo (874)

If you have any kind of ear infection, then you should go to a doctor and get antibiotics. A doctor will be able to prescribe the correct medication to help the infection go away.


Answer by  Brittney (1095)

If antibotics are not helping it you may need to talk to your doctor about doing a surgery to remove the cartilage.

You have 50 words left!