U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
India
A 29-year-old male asked:

sir i went to swim few days back and water went into my ears..my left is perfectly fine...but i couldnt get water out from my left ear..den i inserted cotton swabs for cleaning my ear eventually i found that it was paining and so i consulted a doctor he g

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
What's the question?: Did the doctor find an infection in the external ear canal? If so, I trust it has been treated with either an antifungal or antibacterial. In the future, try a drop of rubbing alcohol into the ear canal to get the water out.
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Swimmers ear: It sounds like you may have a bacterial infection of your ear canal. Common treatment involves administering antibiotic/corticosteroid ear medications. Depending on the extent of infection you may need oral antibiotics or deeper cleaning by an experienced physician.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Jun 19, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.