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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
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Swim Ear (Definition)

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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

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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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Can it damage middle or inner ear? I put ethyl alcohol pure in ear to unclog swim ear or wax. It hurts when i burp and I have ringing now.

Can it damage middle or inner ear? I put ethyl alcohol pure in ear to unclog swim ear or wax. It hurts when i burp and I have ringing now.

Stop using alcohol: What you have been doing is dangerous and is likely damaging to your ear. Symptoms that you have been experiencing could be a sign of ear damage. Do not use ethyl alcohol in your ear and see a physician promptly. ...Read more

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How do you soothe an extremely irritated eye? Like an idiot, i grabbed what i thought was visine yesteray, and instead it was that stuff called swim ear. My eye burned like crazy. I immediately flushed it out with water f course. I can see out of it fine

How do you soothe an extremely irritated eye? Like an idiot, i grabbed what i thought was visine yesteray, and instead it was that stuff called swim ear. My eye burned like crazy. I immediately flushed it out with water f course. I can see out of it fine

You : You have a form of chemical conjunctivitis. Some drops for swimmer's ear have alcohol in them in addition to antibiotics - this helps dry out the ear canal. I would use artificial tears (for the eye) 4 times daily. You should lay low today. If you do not detect serious improvment by the morning, i would arrange for evaluation by your local eye doctor. However, i expect no serious longterm problems. In general, most eye doctors do not like use of visine. ...Read more

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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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My child ear pain ped said swim ear not full infec scribed cipro-hc otic in the past mom bad reac turned in2 a gluelike paste worried to start script?

My child ear pain ped said swim ear not full infec scribed cipro-hc otic in the past mom  bad reac turned in2 a gluelike paste worried to start script?

External otitis: Make sure to keep the drops at the proper temperature. Swirl them gently before applying . If the canal is too full of thick debris for the drops to go in, an ear nose and throat doctor (ENT) can suction out the pus and even place a cotton wick into the ear canal. Usually this is not necessary, but can provide relief for severe infections. ...Read more

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Is there a particular ear drop medicine that is best for teenagers?

Is there a particular ear drop medicine that is best for teenagers?

Not necessary: Unless there is a specific problem with the ear no eardrops of any kind should be put in an ear, whether child, teenager or adult. The normal ear makes wax to protect itself and putting drops in the ear or trying to otherwise manipulate it can only lead to problems. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC ear drop to alleviate ringing of the ears?

Is there an OTC ear drop to alleviate ringing of the ears?

None: There are drops to soften wax inn the ear, but nothing to stop tinnitus or ringing in the ears. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Loury
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