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Swimmer's Ear (cont.)

Swimmer's Ear Treatment

Treatment for swimmer's ear include home remedies such as avoiding water exposure (such as swimming), applying heat to the affected ear to control pain, and 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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/17/2013

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