Swimmer's Ear (cont.)
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Swimmer's Ear Follow-up
In most cases, no additional care or visits to the doctor are necessary. If pain increases and swelling or drainage do not decrease within 48 hours, a doctor should be contacted for a follow-up appointment. When a foam wick is placed, it is important to follow-up with a doctor to ensure it is properly and completely removed. Avoid further trauma or the chance of getting moisture in the ear for a couple of weeks after an infection.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/17/2013
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