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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
32 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Otitis Externa: Ear drops are needed for 7 days provided they are put properly, pulling the ear, holding the drops in for 20 minutes and tilting head properly on oppo ... Read More

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Dr. Michael Wolfe
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes, : Yes, sometimes it takes a few days before an antibiotic helps. If it is not improving after a couple of days, you may have to go back. It is importa ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Any of them: Any of the otc swimmers ear solutions should help to clear it up. If not working be seen for antibiotics.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Armstrong
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Have it cleaned: The best treatment for swimmer's ear, before any medications, is a professional cleaning to remove the infected wax. For prevention, an acidified alco ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not permanent: Swimmer's ear describes infection of the external auditory canal. While the infection can be chronic and recurrent, particularly in swimmers and those ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Debridement, drops: First thing is removing the debris that accompanies the infection. The next is treating the infection with either antibiotic ear drops, or when there ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
SEE YOUR DOCTOR: You need prescription ear drops, do not swim till it clears, if painful take a pain killer like Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) if you are not allergic to ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Some times: If it is not complicated.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Ocean water: The exposure of the ear canal to contaminated water is one cause. If you have recurrent infections of the sinuses, lungs,skin and ears, please discuss ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marjorie Delo
21 years experience Sports Medicine
Swimmer's ear or wax: Swimmer's ear is inflammation, irritation, or infection of the outer ear and ear canal. It can be treated with drops; it is reasonable to try vinegar ... Read More
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