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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Swim Ear (Overview)

Swim-Ear is an ear drop which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agent.


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What do I do with swim-ear drops?

What do I do with swim-ear drops?

Use after swimming: A few drops of swim ear or 70% alcohol can be put in the ears to help any water that is in the ear evaporate faster after swimming. ...Read more

Dr. Franklyn Gergits
35 doctors shared insights

Swim Ear (Overview)

Swim-Ear is an ear drop which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agent.


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Is swim-ear alright to use on a child with ear tubes?

Is swim-ear alright to use on a child with ear tubes?

No: There have been a couple of studies where parents applied a prescription (quinolone category) drop at bedtime in children with ear tubes who swam earlier in the day. The alcohol in otc swimmer's ear preparations will cause pain and potentially cause hearing loss. As an ent, i only require plugs for swimming in lakes or oceans, not pools or bath time. ...Read more

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Swim ear (Tip)

Did you know that white vinegar can help with mild infections of the external ear canal? ...See more

Dr. Felecia Sumner Dr. Sumner
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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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Fluid, ear drum two days ago. Used "swim-ear" over-the-counter and it burned 2nd time used, woke up clogged with hearing loss. Home remedy? Fly wed!

Fluid, ear drum two days ago. Used "swim-ear" over-the-counter and it burned 2nd time used, woke up clogged with hearing loss. Home remedy? Fly wed!

Need ear checked: Swim ear is an alcohol-based ear drop, hence the reason it burned. If your ear is clogged, it is difficult to determine the exact cause without looking at the ear. It could be the that you had wax in your ear that liquified and is now coating your ear drum or if you somehow developed fluid in the middle ear. Best to get it checked before you fly. ...Read more

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What do I do with swim-ear drops?

Use after swimming: A few drops of swim ear or 70% alcohol can be put in the ears to help any water that is in the ear evaporate faster after swimming. ...Read more

Dr. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
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Swim ear (Tip)

Breast feed infants for at least 6 months to help prevent early episodes of ear infection. ...See more

Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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What do I do with the swim-ear dropper?

What do I do with the swim-ear dropper?

Use after swimming: A few drops of swim ear or 70% alcohol can be put in the ears to help any water that is in the ear evaporate faster after swimming. ...Read more

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How can I fix my swim ear pain?

How can I fix my swim ear pain?

External otitis: If you mean swimmer's ear, then that is an inflammation or infection of the ear canal skin. Most ear doctors will threat that with appropriate ear drops and give you adequate pain medication. Swimmer's ear, however, is really external otitis and may be caused by q-tip usage or other instrumentation of the ear canal or more rarely fungal infection. ...Read more