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Dr. Marvin Ott Dr. Ott
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How long does swimmer ear last for?

Dr. Marvin Ott Dr. Ott
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How long does swimmer ear last for?

Not long: Cindy, If you are not re-exposing yourself, swimmer's ear (an ear canal irritation from chlorine) should only last a few days. If it persists, it could be an infection, and you should see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Marjorie Delo
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Swimmer's Ear (Definition)

Also known as otitis externa, this is an infection of ...Read more


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How long does the pain last for in swimmer. Ear?

How long does the pain last for in swimmer. Ear?

Needs treatment. ..: then usually 5-7 days or so. It may just run it'sccourse but it will B prolonged. C Ur PCP 4 Rx. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Wondering what the best treatment is for a really painful swimmer ear infection?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Wondering what the best treatment is for a really painful swimmer ear infection?

Ear drops: See your primary care physician. Combination ear drops of steroid and antibiotics, e.g., ciprodex, works well. ...Read more

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How to know if I have swimmer's ear?

How to know if I have swimmer's ear?

Swimmer's Ear: Otitis Externa Sx's may include redness of ear, itching of canal, drainage from the ear, discomfort or pain, pus, feeling of swelling & in more advanced situations, sounds may be muffled, the external ear canal can be blocked and there could be fever with swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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How could i relieve the swimmer's ear pain?

How could i relieve the swimmer's ear pain?

Ear drops: There are many topical antibiotic drops and other drops that will relieve external otitis which is what swimmer's ear is. I would advise that you see an ENT doctor for diagnosis and treatment. More rarely fungal infections can also cause external ear infection. If the latter is present you would need specific anti fungal drops. ...Read more

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How could you relieve the swimmer's ear pain?

How could you relieve the swimmer's ear pain?

Dry ear: ITs possible you have a fungal infection or bacterial infection so I would see you doctor for a simple exam. Swimmers ear is a remedy to dry water out of the ear ...Read more

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What can I do to hlp with swimmer's ear pain?

What can I do to hlp with swimmer's ear pain?

Meds: If you're on treatment for swimmer's ear, add Acetaminophen (tylenol), or Naproxen or Ibuprofen if your stomach tolerates / not already on aspirin. If you haven't been seen yet, they could provide ear pain drops. A hot pack may be soothing in the meantime. ...Read more

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Can swimmer's ear cause dizziness and vertigo.?

Can swimmer's ear cause dizziness and vertigo.?

Swimmers ear: Possibly but may also be ear infection or derangement of the hair cells / ototliths of the inner ear or vertigo. if you do not have a perforated ear drum can try 1-2 drops of vinegar followed by 1 drop alcohol to see if helps or may need topical antibiotics like cortisporin in which the steroid decreases swelling which may help the dizziness. Meclizine can also help f/u doc ...Read more

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How long will it take to get rid of swimmer's ear?

How long will it take to get rid of swimmer's ear?

Otitis externa 3days: Avoid any further trauma to the ear. Do not attempt to remove visible debris or drainage from the ear stop swimming or exposure to water until the condition improves apply heat to the ear to control the pain at home if the person is not allergic to these, try a over-the-counter pain medicines such as aspirin, Ibuprofen (such as advil) ear drops must be obtain with a prescription from a doctor. ...Read more

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What are some natural treatments for swimmer's ear?

What are some natural treatments for swimmer's ear?

Vinegar: One of the most common home remedies is a weak vinegar solution. Used distilled vinegar and not one of the flavored versions such as balsamic, and dilute it please. Be well, dr. Fred www.Cornerstoneplasticsurgery.Com. ...Read more

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Should I use ciprofloxacin ophthalmic for swimmer ears?

Should I use ciprofloxacin ophthalmic for swimmer ears?

No use Cipro (ciprofloxacin) ear dro: You do not need to use Cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops as there is a formulation as cpro ear drops and is available.Ask your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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What can you do to get rid of the pain of swimmer's ear?

OUCH: Swimmer's ear is notoriously painful - even just touching your affected ear can feel like a knife going through your head. Start treatment asap, and ask doctor if the drops prescribed have topical steroid in them, which will help reduce the inflammation from the infection quicker. In the meantime, Ibuprofen will help take the edge off the pain. ...Read more

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Do you know clever tricks for ear pain caused by swimmer's ear?

Do you know clever tricks for ear pain caused by swimmer's ear?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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I've got an earache and i think it might be swimmer's ear. What should I do?

Get checked out!: Have your doctor or urgent care check it out and make the diagnosis. If you've had same symptoms before with diagnosis then that's probably what it is. Your doctor can give you ear drops to take care if it. No swimming until it clears and keep ears dry. Wear plugs in pool or shower. ...Read more

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How do I treat swimmer's ear?

How do I treat swimmer's ear?

Otitis externa: Swimmers ear otherwise known as an outer ear infection or Otitis Externa may require antibiotic drops or even oral antibiotics for resolution if bacterial cause or antifungal if fungal cause. See your' doctor. ...Read more

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Can swimmer's ear be painless?

Can swimmer's ear be painless?

I guess: This would depend on the severity and progression of the infection and the person's pain threshold. However, most of the time swimmer's ear is very painful. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent "swimmer's ear"?

What can you do to prevent "swimmer's ear"?

Ear drops: You can get commercial ear drops to prevent the water from sitting in your ear or place a few drops of rubbing alcohol in them after exiting the pool. The comercial drops have moisturizers in them in addition to the alcohol. ...Read more

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For someone with swimmer's ear, how long before hearing is restored?

For someone with swimmer's ear, how long before hearing is restored?

It depends: If you hearing lost is purely from canal edema, it'll return after edema subsides. If you ear is filled cerumen and skin debris, it needs to be cleaned out by a doctor. ...Read more