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swimmer s ear outer ear canal infection

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Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dermatitis: Probably a dermatitis of the ear canal skin. Usually this is aggravated by your using q-tips or otherwise trying to clean your ears. Try some over the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: It is clear you have made some assumptions about what is going on. Without a proper exam, it is hard to consider using a prescription at all, much les ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Get rechecked asap: If you are diabetic, go to er for recheck, otherwise, urgent follow up visit with your dr or an urgent care or an ENT to be sure is not an infection o ... Read More
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Dr. Malini Shah
32 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Cellulitis: It seems you have developed periauricular cellulitis as a complication of otitis externa and need oral antibiotics please see a doctor. I am guessing ... Read More
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Swollen ear: Sounds like you are allergic to the neomycin. Check with your doctor for help.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
15 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Swimmers ear: Swimmers ear usually presents as pain in the external parts of the ear--often the canal itself but can extend to the lobe. It is treated with drops us ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
17 years experience Family Medicine
Looking at it.: Doctors know what swimmer's ear look like. They can decide to take a culture in rare cases to confirm. We use an otoscope to examine the ears. Some ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: This type of ear infection is treated with prescription antibiotic ear drops. The otc swimmer's ear drops can help prevent swimmer's ear, but they are ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Call doctor: Call your physician to get an appointment to get your ear looked at, then appropriate medication can be prescribed.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Fluid behind the: ear drum.A decongestant/anti-histamine might help.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Eustachian Tube: A clogged ear with no infection or fluid in the ear is usually the result of a poorly functioning eustachian tube. This is the connection from the mid ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Zeiger
29 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly : it depends on what the "debris" is. If you mean you still have drainage or material other than normal wax, then yes the infection is either persistent ... Read More

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