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A 37-year-old member asked:

Has anyone heard of wally ear oil to prevent and help ear infections? ent or herbal docs?

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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
What kind?: Ear oil is unlikely to prevent otitis media (middle ear infections) since the ear canal doesn't communicate with the middle ear. But, it may help with pain from a middle ear infection. For otitis externa (swimmers ear), there is no evidence to support using wally ear oil as prevention but i can't think of a reason why a drop in each ear once a week during swimming season would be harmful.
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