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How to help swimmers ear?

How to help swimmers ear?

Have it cleaned: The best treatment for swimmer's ear, before any medications, is a professional cleaning to remove the infected wax. For prevention, an acidified alcohol solution may be used after swimming. Do not use any home remedies if you may have a perforation. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Is swimmers ear permanent?

Is swimmers ear permanent?

Not permanent: Swimmer's ear describes infection of the external auditory canal. While the infection can be chronic and recurrent, particularly in swimmers and those who tend to get water or moisture in their ear canals, it is not a "permanent" disease. ...Read more

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How can I fix swimmers ear?

Debridement, drops: First thing is removing the debris that accompanies the infection. The next is treating the infection with either antibiotic ear drops, or when there is an intact ear drum, treatment with vinegar/water mixture. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have swimmers ear?

How to tell if I have swimmers ear?

Swimmers ear: If you have a smelly discharge from your ear , it may and i emphasize it may indicate swimmers ear. Also if gently tug on the pinnacle of the ear and you elicit pain it's a good bet that you have swimmers ear. ...Read more

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How to stop the pain of swimmers ear?

How to stop the pain of swimmers ear?

Steroids: Once the ear gets inflammed a topical steroid and antibiotic combination will help to make you feel better fast. See your physician to get treated. To prevent this in the future you can use a 1:1 mixture of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar and put that in your ear after swimming and bathing. ...Read more

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What is swimmers ear and how can it be treated?

What is swimmers ear and how can it be treated?

Swimmers ear: Usually seen in the younger age.Usually due to swimming in dirty water. Its an infection of the outer ear canal. Treatment is to use antibiotics. If its a fungal infection then anti-fungals. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep from getting swimmers ear?

What are ways to keep from getting swimmers ear?

The unavoidable: Generally swimmer's ear can occur in people who clean their ears too frequently with q-tips, swimming in unsanitary water but can also happen for reasons that we don't always understand. Keep your ears dry after swimming, watch for alerts of high bacterial counts in the water, protect your ears from irritants like hairsprays or hair dyes, avoid cleaning eras with hard objects to prevent scratches. ...Read more

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Vigamox for swimmers ear?

Vigamox for swimmers ear?

Not a good choice: It is not a good choice as it is expensive, comes in 3ml bottle and cost about 80 to 100 dollars.There are better and cheaper choices for treating swimmers ears.Talk to your doctors. ...Read more

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Is swimmers ear contagious?

Is swimmers ear  contagious?

No, it comes-: -from contaminated water or the chemicals in pools. Not spread person2 person. ...Read more

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What are good decongestants for swimmers ear?

What are good decongestants for swimmers ear?

Not much : Swimmers war causes swelling in the ear canal so decongestants won't help. You need an antibiotic ear drop. Sometimes we use ear drops with steroids to help with the swelling. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swimmers ear?

See doctor: Swimmers ear is an infection of the ear canal. You will need prescription ear drops to get rid of it. Ibuprofen works for the pain in the meantime ...Read more

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How should get rid of swimmers ear?

How should get rid of swimmers ear?

Swimmers ear: If you alrady suffer from the pains of swimmers ear, a presciption of antibiotics with steroids in an acid vehicle will cure. As a preventative, instill several drops of a solution of equal parts rubbing alcohol and white vinegar into each ear after end of swimming, . ...Read more

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How can one treat swimmers ear pain?

How can one treat swimmers ear pain?

Ear drops: The most important thing is to get the ear cleaned out well. Secondly, a good antibiotic ear drop makes the symptoms go away faster. When it's severe i usually do give a narcotic pain pill for a couple of nights. ...Read more

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Okay to get drunk with a swimmers ear?

Okay to get drunk with a swimmers ear?

Don't recommend: getting drunk whether you have otits externa or not. Alcohol intoxication is not healthy. ...Read more

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Whst is the treatment for swimmers ear?

Whst is the treatment for swimmers ear?

Drying and antibioti: Swimmer's ear is usually a topical infection inthe ear canal. Not the ear drum. Dry the fluid and put in antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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Can i swim in the ocean with swimmers ear?

Can i swim in the ocean with swimmers ear?

Dry: Keeping your ear canals dry is critical while recovering from swimmers ear - which is an infection of the ear canal caused by chronic moisture. Prevention of swimmers ear is possible with routine measures to dry the canal after swimming. Once infection is there, aggressive treatment with antibiotics and at times, a wik, will prevent a more serious condition. Avoid water during this healing. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve swimmers ear pain?

Antibiotic ear drops: Swimmer's ear is due to a bacterial infection of the ear canal. Pain will get better with treatment with antibiotic drops. You can also take Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain as you are waiting for the antibiotics to take effect. ...Read more

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Do cotton balls in your ear help swimmers ear?

Do cotton balls in your ear help swimmers ear?

No: Swimmer's ear is misnomer for external otitis. This is an infection, dermatitis of the skin of the external ear canal. A cotton ball would only help if you want to prevent water from getting into the ear canal. External otitis may be the result of swimming, but is often the result from q-tip usage, fungal infections, bacterial infections, all involving the outer ear. No cotton balls won't help. ...Read more

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Is it ok to swim in the ocean if I have swimmers ear?

Is it ok to swim in the ocean if I have swimmers ear?

Yes,but...: ... The chemistry of the ocean may irritate further the bad ear and either slow the healing process or make it worse. ...Read more

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Would it be unhealthy to have water trapped in your ear when you have swimmers ear?

Would it be unhealthy to have water trapped in your ear when you have swimmers ear?

Can happen: If there is enough swelling of the skin/tissue in the ear canal, fluids (both internal and external) can get trapped in there. I've seen all kinds of secretions in ears related to otitis externa (swimmer's ear). Once you start the drops, often which contain a topical steroid, the swelling will go down and that feeling of trapped fluid will quickly resolve. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms for swimmers ear fullness in the ear? And what can be done about it?

Are the symptoms for swimmers ear fullness in the ear? And what can be done about it?

Swimmers ear: certainly can cause fullness with reduction hearing. There is often pain and discharge as well. The ear canal is often visibly swollen. if your ear feels plugged, but not irritated, then it could be simply blocked by wax or water, and may simply need flushed. The doctor can quickly tell what you need by taking a look. ...Read more

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My dad is worried about preventing Swimmers ear recurrence. How can he address an incident every week ?

My dad is worried about preventing Swimmers ear recurrence. How can he address an incident every week
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Ear plugs or rinse: He can use ear plugs or buy a rinse that he can use after swimming that can help prevent swimmers ear. Several commercial products are available for this over the counter. He should also avoid aggressive cleaning or scratching of the ears as this may remove protective ear wax or damage the lining of the ear. No Q-tips should be used. ...Read more

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Are there any safe remedies i can try at home to get rid of my swimmers ear that I have had for a while?

Hot garlic oil,vineg: The following home remedies have been used and recommended by some and may alleviate the symptoms but do not cure the infection and for that you need to see your doctor
1hot garlic oil, olive oil with garlic
2vineger
3heat with hot water bottle/heating pad
4mineral oil
5vitamin c supplement. ...Read more

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Yesterday I got diagnosed with swimmers ear in my left ear (which had been hurting for a few days), now both hurt. Should I go back?

Yesterday I got diagnosed with swimmers ear in my left ear (which had been hurting for a few days), now both hurt. Should I go back?

Depends: If you were recently diagnosed with swimmers ear and you have exactly the same symptoms in the other, you can use your ear drops in both ears safely and effectively (swimmers ear can occur in both ears at the same time). If the symptoms are even slightly different, a re-evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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I don't have swimmers ear anymore and don't want to have to suffer it again. What can I do when swimming to not get swimmers ear again?

I don't have swimmers ear anymore and don't want to have to suffer it again. What can I do when swimming to not get swimmers ear again?

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

Dr. Marjorie Delo
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Swimmer's Ear (Definition)

Also known as otitis externa, this 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