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Doctor insights on: Swimmers Cough

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Whats swimmer's itch?

Whats swimmer's itch?

Swimmer's itch: Swimmer's itch is an itchy rash caused by certain parasites that normally live in freshwater snails and sometimes on waterfowl. On warm, sunny days, these parasites can be released into mainly fresh water or occasionally salt water. During your swim, the parasites might burrow into your skin, where they cause the swimmer's itch rash. But humans aren't suitable hosts for them, so the parasites die. ...Read more

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What is swimmer's itch like?

What is swimmer's itch like?

Swimmer's itch: Swimmer's itch is an itchy rash caused by certain parasites that normally live in freshwater snails and sometimes on waterfowl. On warm, sunny days, these parasites can be released into mainly fresh water or occasionally salt water. During your swim, the parasites might burrow into your skin, where they cause the swimmer's itch rash. But humans aren't suitable hosts for them, so the parasites die. ...Read more

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What causes a swimmer's itch?

What causes a swimmer's itch?

Swimmer's itch: Swimmer's itch is an itchy rash caused by certain parasites that normally live in freshwater snails and sometimes on waterfowl.On warm, sunny days, these parasites can be released into mainly fresh water or occasionally salt water. During your swim, the parasites might burrow into your skin, where they cause the swimmer's itch rash. ...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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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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Do a lot of people get swimmer's ear?

Do a lot of people get swimmer's ear?

Yes: We see it constantly in the summer. It is easily treated with topical medications and can be prevented with vinegar/rubbing alcohol drops. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat swimmer`s ear?

What can I do to treat swimmer`s ear?

Dry ear and ear drop: Keeping your ears dry and using antibiotic ear drops are the mainstay of treatment for otitis externa. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an appropriate antibiotic for the bacteria that typically causes an outer ear infection from swimming. One uses antibiotic ear drops to the affected ear over oral medications as it more directly treats the infection. Also, follow closely with your doctor. ...Read more