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Whst is the treatment for swimmers ear?

Whst is the treatment for swimmers ear?

Drying and antibioti: Swimmer's ear is usually a topical infection inthe ear canal. Not the ear drum. Dry the fluid and put in antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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Swimmer's Ear (Definition)

Swimmer's ear (otitis externa) is an infection of the outer ear canal. Patients usually have pain at the outer ear, and there may be fluid draining from the ear. Often these infections are caused by water accumulating in the ear canal, such as after swimming, or if the ear ...Read more


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What would cause my son's ear to bleed slightly after having swimmers ear?

What would cause my son's ear to bleed slightly after having swimmers ear?

Inflammation: Is the cause of swimmers ear. The skin gets wet and boggy and inflamed and it could bleed from that or if he picks it at all it could bleed. If he had a middle ear infection as well and the eardrum perforated it could bleed. None of these are terrible problems. If you are concerned it is always a good idea to have it checked out. ...Read more

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I had swimmers ear today and put in some over-the-counter ear drops which caused me a lot of pain. it wont go away, what should I do?

I had swimmers ear today and put in some over-the-counter ear drops which caused me a lot of pain. it wont go away, what should I do?

Swimmers ear: Certainly don't use the drops again. Take some ibuprofen, put some mild heat on your ear. I feel you can try and prevent swimmers ear with OTC droops but treatment takes prescription drops. This outer ear infection can get quite severe and sometimes even needs oral antibiotics. If your ear is red, you have fevers or the pain is unbearable go to an urgent care or even the ER. ...Read more

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What is swimmers ear? If you apply antibiotic in your ear will it cure? How long does it take? But you don't apply, what would happen?

What is swimmers ear? If you apply antibiotic in your ear will it cure? How long does it take? But you don't apply, what would happen?

Otitis: Need antibiotic drops from your PCP- 4 drops 4times daily for 7-10 days. If true swimmers ear could become severely painful. Suggest having your doctor check your ear. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure my swimmers ear?

What can be done to cure my swimmers ear?

Debridement: The infected stuff should be cleaned out by an ent. Antibiotic drops are also needed. You can facilitate this on your own with irrigation of your ear with vinegar/water if your ear drum is intact. ...Read more

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What could cause a sore throat and headache with swimmers ear?

What could cause a sore throat and headache with swimmers ear?

Infection: This could be a viral or bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract. Please see a medical doctor for exam and treatment and feel better! ...Read more

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What causes swimmer's ear, and what's the best treatment?

What causes swimmer's ear, and what's the best treatment?

Bacterial infection: Warm dark wet spaces such as a wet ear canal make an ideal breeding ground for bacteria such as pseudomonas and staph and these cause swimmers ear. Antibiotic / steroid drops are most effective in treating it. It is more common in people who clean their ears with qtips as wax protects the skin from infection. Another reason to not clean your ear canals. Only the very outside should be touched. ...Read more

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