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How To Treat Swimmers Ear
Vinegar & alcohol: Use a solution of 1/2 white vinegar, and 1/2 rubbing alcohol. Place 5-10 drops in each ear after swimming, lying on each side for 5-10 minutes. If you feel you have an infection, use the drops 4 times a day. The alcohol dries the ear canal, and the white vinegar maintains a healthy acid/base balance (pH) to prevent infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How can I treat my swimmers ear? I've tried basic swimmers ear ear drops and ibuprofen, but they don't seem to be working. The pain is getting worse.
Yes: It is important to ensure you're treating otitis externa (swimmer's ear) and not something else, as treatment of ear pain varies depending on the cause. Also, formal medical treatment is much more effective. With that said, rubbing alcohol, strong grain alcohol (e g bacardi 151), and/or white vinegar used as ear drops may help clear and prevent swimmer's ear. Would recommend to see a doctor.... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have a swimmers ear,Prescribed ear drops and amoxicillin, But I couldn't affordd the ear drops.Is the amoxicillin enough to treat it?
If I have swimmers ear. What could happen if i don't get it treated and just let it go away on its own? Could i get like sepsis?
Treatment: Why not get treated?. Ear drops after cleansing should help. It is unlikely that you will become septic, but this is always possible. Many are due to pseudomonas, you might try a solution of vinegar in water to irrigate the ear canal, steroids will reduce inflammation and antibiotics will fight infection. ...Read more
Had swimmers ear, green wax and severe pain. It was treated with antibiotic drops. now i have this wet, white stuff in there. Looks fibrous. Any ideas?
Swimmers ear treated in ER and given prescription drops w/oral penacillin&tylenol. 6th day worsening severe pain w/vomitting.What to do next?
which ?: It will treat a middle ear infection but will do little if anything for swimmers ear. Swimmers ear requires a topical drop that can reach the inflamed surfaces.If the swimmers ear has worsened to include a skin cellulitis around the ear, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) may treat this secondary problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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