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Vinegar solution for swimmers ear

A member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Common: The dizziness is quite common if u put the ear drops which are very different in temperature from the surroundings. The pain is common if the ear cana... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Acute Otits Externa: You should get an antibiotic ear drop with steroid from you primary care doctor. Vinegar with alcohol will not be as effective for swimmer's ear.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Swimmer's Ear: Better to have your doctor look in ear. Prescription drops best.
Dr. Michael Armstrong
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Alcohol and vinegar: Alcohol and vinegar in equal parts is the classic recipe from lakeside summer camps. The alcohol disinfects the ear, displaces the water, and evapora... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Water in outer ear: If you have no perforation in your ear drums, you can use 3-4 drops of 95% isopropyl alcohol into each ear to help evaporate the water. There was no r... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
I discourage it: This is a numbing solution for painful ear drums.It has to therapuetic effect and may worsen the swimmers ear.Appropriate antibiotic ear drops would b... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Not helpful: Only systemic decongestants and antihistamines work for fluid behind the ear drum along with the antibiotics and Nasacort (triamcinolone).
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Do not use it.: This class of medications is not approved for pediatric patients if safer antibiotics are available. A single oral dose of the fluoroqunalones may dis... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Verified ?: There are basic issues involved.One is the excess amount of swelling due to moisture and irritation from germs. The basic treatment includes prescript... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Not a good choice: It is not a good choice as it is expensive, comes in 3ml bottle and cost about 80 to 100 dollars.There are better and cheaper choices for treating swi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Otitis Externa: If your ear is feeling clogged and you have decreased hearing you may have an infection of the external auditory canal. See a doctor so he or she can... Read More
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