what ever you do, don't go poking around or picking at your ears. If you manage to get to the specialist doctor and receive the necessary meds, you might like to enquire as to using pure olive oil (chemist version) to cleanse the outer ear and keep it clean. It might though NOT BE compatible with the specialised medications, so check first. I know when I was a child, and had earache, mum, would warm the bottle of oil, in a bowl of hot water and apply a little to a wad of cotton wool, and apply loosely in ear opening, It used to work wonders and is very soothing, so if it is compatible and your doctor gives you the nod, cleanse all around the backs and lobes of ears, be gentle, and DO go and get this sorted out Asa you can, must be so uncomfortable..