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Dry Land Exercises For Swimmers And Water Polo Players
My daughter gets nose bleeds. She is a swimmer and a water polo player. Her nose bleeds last around 20 to 30 mins. what should I do?
Supportive care: Nosebleeds are common when the mucosal lining of the nose gets irritated or inflamed, which could be worsened by constant exposure to chlorinated water. I would recommend saline drops or, better yet, vaseline at night and before her polo practice/matches to prevent irritation & associated bleeding. If this doesn't help, she may need to have the vessels cauterized w/ silver nitrate by a doctor. ...Read more
Immobilization: If the swimmer has a head injury, assume he has a neck injury as well. The neck must be immobilized and the head kept in a neutral position (looking straight up when on the back). If you have a float floatation device (surfboard, boogie board) and a 2nd rescuer, place the board directly underneath the swimmer's head and upper back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can happen: If there is enough swelling of the skin/tissue in the ear canal, fluids (both internal and external) can get trapped in there. I've seen all kinds of secretions in ears related to otitis externa (swimmer's ear). Once you start the drops, often which contain a topical steroid, the swelling will go down and that feeling of trapped fluid will quickly resolve. ...Read more
I have swimmer's ear, and I tried the drops for 2 days. But it's not working. Is earwax keeping the water in?
Swimmer's ears: Many times, if the ear canal is swollen or it is impacted by debris, your ENT will need to clear the debris and place a wick to help keep the antibiotic solution in contact with the infected skin; otherwise, it will take much longer for it to work. Lay on your side and have someone put 3-4 drops slowly in the exposed ear canal. Stay in that position for 5-10 minutes, then repeat on the other side. ...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
I have swimmer's ear. I am using Ofloxacin. It's been 4 days hearing still muffled and feels full of water. Is it normal?
I have had, for over 2 weeks now, a feeling in my ear like it's full of water - yet my ear canal is empty. It feels like swimmer's ear. What is it?
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