Swimmer's Ear (cont.)
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How can I get rid of swimmer's ear?
Treatment for swimmer's ear includes home remedies such as avoiding water exposure (such as swimming), applying heat to the affected ear to control pain, and over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen.
Medical treatment for swimmer's ear include medications prescribed for symptom relief; cleaning the affected ear; and at times, antibiotics, topical ear remedies, or acidifying, antiseptic, or anti-inflammatory agents.
What home remedies sooth ear pain and other symptoms?
Home care for swimmer's ear can be used to control pain temporarily. However, because OTC ear drops are not strong enough to cure the infection, a visit to a health-care professional for specific medications is needed. Swimmer's ear is usually not an emergency situation in most cases, so call your doctor for an appointment and use a home remedy to relieve symptoms in the meantime.
What OTC medications sooth ear pain and other symptoms?
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/7/2015
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