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A 33-year-old male asked:

I get swimmers ear a lot. in the past 2 years i got it maybe 3 times. i feel a lot of times pain in the ear and it is nothing what do i do? i am tired of getting checked so much for it to be nothing. any drops i can put in ear to ease pain?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Swimmers ear: True swimmer's ear, a bacterial infection of the external ear canal, is treated with a prescription ear drops dissolution containing antibiotics and hydrocortisone. Your pharmacist can recommend a nonprescription ear drop product that contains an anesthetic compound that numbs ear canal pain.
Last updated Dec 12, 2019

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