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swimmers ear..

i have a swimmers ear and cant get rid of it and if i had to rate a scale from 1-10 it would be ten i have tried puting sweet oil in my ear but it didnt work it just seems like it got worser
Wed, 30 Jun 2010
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Swimmer's ear (also called otitis externa) is a painful condition of the visible or outer portion of the ear and ear canal (outer ear).
Because the condition occurs most often during the summer with exposure of the ear to water while swimming, many people call it swimmer's ear. Water from a bath or shower can trigger the condition, too.

Swimmer's ear, in general, is not an emergency.

Medical treatment includes cleaning the ear,pain killers antibiotics,pus culture if any,Oral antibiotics are not often prescribed unless the infection is severe.I would advise you to make an appointment with an otorhinolaryngologist soon till then use OTC pain killers like tylenol ,if not allergic
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