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A 34-year-old female asked:

I used rubbing alcohol to drain ears of water post swimming. now have burning and stabbing sensations in ear for several hours. did i damage them?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Gutman
44 years experience
Well...: It is unlikely that you have irreversible damage. Next time educate yourself as to how to get that water out of your ear. You should dilute the alcohol quite a bit. If by tomorrow you still have all the symptoms and they are not subsiding, you should see a Dr.
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