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Swimmer's Ear Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Natural Remedies, and Prevention Topic Guide

Swimmer's Ear (Symptoms, Treatment, Natural Remedies, Prevention) Swimmer's Ear (Symptoms, Treatment, Natural Remedies, Prevention): Swimmer's ear (also called otitis externa) is caused by a break in the skin lining the ear canal and outer ear, allowing bacteria or fungi infect the ear. Excessive moisture in the ear, ear plugs, headphones, hearing aids, and chemical hair dyes, bleaches, or shampoos may also cause swimmer's ear. The most common symptoms of swimmer's ear is pain. Treatment depends on the extensiveness of the infection.

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Swimmer's Ear (Symptoms, Treatment, Natural Remedies, Prevention) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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ciprofloxacin and hydrocortisone otic Ciprofloxacin And Hydrocortisone Otic

Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that treats infections caused by bacteria...learn more »

acetic acid (otic) Acetic Acid (otic)

Acetic acid is an antibiotic that treats infections caused by bacteria or fungus...learn more »

chloroxylenol, hydrocortisone, and pramoxine (otic) Chloroxylenol, Hydrocortisone, And Pramoxine (otic)

Chloroxylenol is an antibiotic that treats infections caused by bacteria or fungus...learn more »

acetic acid and hydrocortisone (otic) Acetic Acid And Hydrocortisone (otic)

Acetic acid is an antibiotic that treats infections caused by bacteria or fungus...learn more »

hydrocortisone, neomycin, and polymyxin B otic Hydrocortisone, Neomycin, And Polymyxin B Otic

Hydrocortisone is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

clotrimazole Clotrimazole

Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication. It is like an antibiotic but is used to treat yeast (fungal) infections...learn more »

hydrocortisone (oral) Hydrocortisone (oral)

Hydrocortisone is a steroid medicine that is used in the treatment of many different conditions, including allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative co...learn more »

dexamethasone (oral) Dexamethasone (oral)

Dexamethasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

gentamicin Gentamicin

Gentamicin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria...learn more »