How To Treat Swimmer’s Ear At Home


Usually, you can treat swimmer’s ear with eardrops. Immediate treatment can help prevent complications and more-serious infections.

Below is an excerpt of an article that talks more about swimmer’s ear and the home remedies you can try to prevent further serious infections:

Regardless of the cause, moisture and irritation will prolong the course of the problem. Removing water from the ears after swimming or water exposure also can help prevent swimmer’s ear. Natural and home care for swimmer’s ear includes measures such as:

  1. Keep the ears dry. While showering or swimming use an earplug (one that is designed to keep water out), or use cotton with Vaseline on the outside to plug the ears.
  2. Scratching the inside of the ear or using cotton swabs should be avoided. This will only aggravate the irritated skin, and in most situations will make the condition worse.
  3. A hearing aid should be left out as much as possible until swelling and discharge stops.
  4. Follow your doctor’s instructions for use of medications and do not stop using the medications until instructed to do so by your doctor. Use of a wick may be necessary for antibiotic treatment if the ear canal is very swollen.
  5. A homemade ear drip mix of 50% rubbing alcohol, 25% white vinegar, and 25% distilled water can be used to slightly acidify the ear canal can be used for prevention of infections as well as mild infection caused by bacteria or fungus.


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