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Causes Swimmers Ear Treatment
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
My daughter is complaining her ear hurts inside and outside also does this sound more like swimmers ear and if so does that require treatment also?
Not clear: Not clear what is going on. See a doctor for diagnosis so you can get treatment. ...Read more
I went in the ocean days ago, and now my ear is stopped up. I've tried earwax removers, swimmers ear treatment, yawning etc. What do I do now?
See a doctor: because it seems like you have tried everything possible you can do on your own. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think i have swimmers ear (water trapped in my ear) its not causing me any pain but is really annoying. What will remove the water?
See below.: You can use an over-the-counter product called Swim-ear or Auri-dry.These are drops that you put in your ear and should help to dry out the water.If they cause pain,or this feeling continues,you should see your doctor to make sure that water is the cause.Swimmer's ear is when the water causes an infection of the skin of the ear canal. Please see your doctor if this does not help. ...Read more
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