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A 30-year-old member asked:

What can you do to get rid of the pain of swimmer's ear?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
OUCH: Swimmer's ear is notoriously painful - even just touching your affected ear can feel like a knife going through your head. Start treatment asap, and ask doctor if the drops prescribed have topical steroid in them, which will help reduce the inflammation from the infection quicker. In the meantime, Ibuprofen will help take the edge off the pain.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How to stop the pain of swimmers ear?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Pain reliever: Apart from managing the cause of the infection- bacterial or fungal treatment, to resolve the infection, pain from swimmer's ear can be controlled with the use of pain relievers. Otc pain medications should work quite well. Pain not controlled with these medications, should prompt further investigation.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014


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