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vinegar solution for swimmers ear

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Dr. Rajesh Kumar
48 years experience Pediatrics
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

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Swimmer's Ear: Better to have your doctor look in ear. Prescription drops best.
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Dr. Michael Armstrong
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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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
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Go back to doctor: Are you diabetic? Do you have problems with immune function? How are you worse? If the regimen above is not working you need to be seen again and re- ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
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 member asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Not helpful: Only systemic decongestants and antihistamines work for fluid behind the ear drum along with the antibiotics and Nasacort (triamcinolone).
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Dr. Richard Roberts
46 years experience Pediatrics
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
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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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
35 years experience Preventive Medicine
Remove ear wax: You can get an over-the-counter ear wax remover that will due wonders on swimmers ear because swimmers ear is just earwax that has expanded from moist ... Read More
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