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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: Swimmers ear is an infection of the ear canal. You will need prescription ear drops to get rid of it. Ibuprofen works for the pain in the meantime

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Swimmers ear: If you alrady suffer from the pains of swimmers ear, a presciption of antibiotics with steroids in an acid vehicle will cure. As a preventative, insti ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Hot garlic oil,vineg: The following home remedies have been used and recommended by some and may alleviate the symptoms but do not cure the infection and for that you need ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See an ENT: If the ear hasn't been cleaned of debris it should be. He may need an "ear wick"- a sponge that sits in the ear canal to keep the drops working longer ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Strabbing
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ciprodex ear drops: As an ear surgeon, i only use quinolone ear drops. An example of this type of drop would be Ciprodex which is a combination of Ciprofloxacin and dexam ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
OUCH: Swimmer's ear is notoriously painful - even just touching your affected ear can feel like a knife going through your head. Start treatment asap, and a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Otitis externa 3days: Avoid any further trauma to the ear. Do not attempt to remove visible debris or drainage from the ear stop swimming or exposure to water until the c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience Family Medicine
Drying and antibioti: Swimmer's ear is usually a topical infection inthe ear canal. Not the ear drum. Dry the fluid and put in antibiotic drops.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not clear: Not clear what is going on. See a doctor for diagnosis so you can get treatment.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: because it seems like you have tried everything possible you can do on your own.

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