Consult ENT specialist. Keep your ear dry. Place a waterproof silicone earplug or cotton ball coated with petroleum jelly in your outer ear when showering or bathing. Don’t put any medication drops in your ear unless your doctor prescribes.
Both alcohol and tobacco negatively affect the overall body function. Smoking and alcohol can slow healing process. Cigarette contain nicotine which is a vasoconstrictor that reduces nutritional blood flow to the skin, resulting in tissue ischemia and impaired healing of injured tissue.