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A 45-year-old member asked:

How long will it take to get rid of swimmer's ear?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Otitis externa 3days: Avoid any further trauma to the ear. Do not attempt to remove visible debris or drainage from the ear stop swimming or exposure to water until the condition improves apply heat to the ear to control the pain at home if the person is not allergic to these, try a over-the-counter pain medicines such as aspirin, Ibuprofen (such as advil) ear drops must be obtain with a prescription from a doctor.
Last updated Jul 24, 2017

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