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2015-10-23 3:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Water in ears from doing flip turns

Originally posted by stilgarnaib I use ear drops after every swim.  Any pharmacy should carry them.  I think the brand I have at the moment is Auro-Dry.  

Yup, me too.  I think the brand I use is called Swim-Ear.



2015-10-23 6:31 PM
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Subject: RE: Water in ears from doing flip turns

Originally posted by AdventureBear
Originally posted by Caroleena Would putting my swim cap over my ears help? Any other tricks??
Life's a lot easier if you just let water get in your ears.

I could be missing the tone here, but not when you can go near complete deaf for a couple days.

2015-10-24 4:58 AM
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Subject: RE: Water in ears from doing flip turns
Originally posted by brigby1

Originally posted by AdventureBear
Originally posted by Caroleena Would putting my swim cap over my ears help? Any other tricks??
Life's a lot easier if you just let water get in your ears.

I could be missing the tone here, but not when you can go near complete deaf for a couple days.

You have that happen? I've never heard of that.
2015-10-24 8:03 AM
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Subject: RE: Water in ears from doing flip turns

Originally posted by TriMyBest
Originally posted by brigby1

Originally posted by AdventureBear
Originally posted by Caroleena Would putting my swim cap over my ears help? Any other tricks??
Life's a lot easier if you just let water get in your ears.

I could be missing the tone here, but not when you can go near complete deaf for a couple days.

You have that happen? I've never heard of that.

I have no idea why it doesn't happen with a shower too, but yeah. Sometimes water comes out right away, sometimes it will stay for a long time. Can go beyond a little difficult to understand someone to completely missing that anything was said at all. Didn't take long to look into ear plugs.

2015-10-24 11:11 AM
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Subject: RE: Water in ears from doing flip turns
Originally posted by brigby1

Originally posted by AdventureBear
Originally posted by Caroleena Would putting my swim cap over my ears help? Any other tricks??
Life's a lot easier if you just let water get in your ears.

I could be missing the tone here, but not when you can go near complete deaf for a couple days.




have you had your ear canals looked at recently? Do you use qtips? Sometimes water gets trapped behind wax and is difficult for it to evacuate even with ear drops. Qtips usually just push wax deeper in the ear and most folks shouldn't use them.

Diluted peroxied or alcohol drops after swimming can break up the water surface tension and let it drain out easily.

If you really have that much trouble with hearing for several days after swimming, see your PCP for an ear canal examination if you havn't done so recently.
2015-10-24 3:03 PM
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Subject: RE: Water in ears from doing flip turns

Originally posted by AdventureBear
Originally posted by brigby1

Originally posted by AdventureBear
Originally posted by Caroleena Would putting my swim cap over my ears help? Any other tricks??
Life's a lot easier if you just let water get in your ears.

I could be missing the tone here, but not when you can go near complete deaf for a couple days.

have you had your ear canals looked at recently? Do you use qtips? Sometimes water gets trapped behind wax and is difficult for it to evacuate even with ear drops. Qtips usually just push wax deeper in the ear and most folks shouldn't use them. Diluted peroxied or alcohol drops after swimming can break up the water surface tension and let it drain out easily. If you really have that much trouble with hearing for several days after swimming, see your PCP for an ear canal examination if you havn't done so recently.

Thanks for the info!



2015-10-24 3:16 PM
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Subject: RE: Water in ears from doing flip turns

Originally posted by brigby1

Originally posted by AdventureBear
Originally posted by brigby1

Originally posted by AdventureBear
Originally posted by Caroleena Would putting my swim cap over my ears help? Any other tricks??
Life's a lot easier if you just let water get in your ears.

I could be missing the tone here, but not when you can go near complete deaf for a couple days.

have you had your ear canals looked at recently? Do you use qtips? Sometimes water gets trapped behind wax and is difficult for it to evacuate even with ear drops. Qtips usually just push wax deeper in the ear and most folks shouldn't use them. Diluted peroxied or alcohol drops after swimming can break up the water surface tension and let it drain out easily. If you really have that much trouble with hearing for several days after swimming, see your PCP for an ear canal examination if you havn't done so recently.

Thanks for the info!

Hey, Ben, it sounds like the doc thinks you may have $h!t in your ears.  

edited to play nice with the profanity auto-nanny.

 

 



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2015-10-24 8:31 PM
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Subject: RE: Water in ears from doing flip turns

Originally posted by TriMyBest

Originally posted by brigby1

Originally posted by AdventureBear
Originally posted by brigby1

Originally posted by AdventureBear
Originally posted by Caroleena Would putting my swim cap over my ears help? Any other tricks??
Life's a lot easier if you just let water get in your ears.

I could be missing the tone here, but not when you can go near complete deaf for a couple days.

have you had your ear canals looked at recently? Do you use qtips? Sometimes water gets trapped behind wax and is difficult for it to evacuate even with ear drops. Qtips usually just push wax deeper in the ear and most folks shouldn't use them. Diluted peroxied or alcohol drops after swimming can break up the water surface tension and let it drain out easily. If you really have that much trouble with hearing for several days after swimming, see your PCP for an ear canal examination if you havn't done so recently.

Thanks for the info!

Hey, Ben, it sounds like the doc thinks you may have $h!t in your ears.  

edited to play nice with the profanity auto-nanny.

 

If there is a way to have a problem, I will figure it out. 

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