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2016-03-23 11:06 AM

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Kingston Ontario
Subject: Swimmer's Ear


I was just wondering if anyone has had repeat bouts of swimmer's ear and what has helped.  I use the Auro Dry eardrops and don't put anything in my ears that would damage the skin.  I also wear earplugs religiously when swimming.

I feel I am doing as much as I can to prevent this but am wondering if there is something else I am unaware of.  It is hard to get to see an ENT up here for advice.  It is annoying to have to stay off swimming for a week each time!!



2016-03-25 1:20 PM
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Subject: RE: Swimmer's Ear
When I was at my worse, I would use the Swimmer's ear drops, but there are some other things you can do.

If I swim at the gym pool, I run the hair dryer over my ear to get them thoroughly dry.

Also, at home, I make a point of laying down on the worse side, ear down to the pillow.
It is amaxing what a little gravity and extra heat in the ear will release.
2016-03-26 8:18 AM
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Subject: RE: Swimmer's Ear

Is this issue caused by small amounts of water getting trapped in your ear canal? I'm not sure, but assuming so, when I get water stuck in my ear, I will actually flush it out in the shower afterwards. I just tilt my head to side and let the ear canal gently fill up with clean water, rolling my head around so I know that the fresh water has connected with the pool water and then tilt my head back to the other side and it all comes out at once. I think that the water molecules tend to stick together, and it almost always gets the pool water out. I've also used my water bottle to do this in races after a lake/river swim or OWS practice. It may not be the most hygienic thing ever, but then again, I'm sure it's much cleaner that what I was swimming in!

2016-04-11 11:06 AM
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Subject: RE: Swimmer's Ear
Hey, I had the same issue. I wore the wax throw away ear plugs and always put the drops in after swims but still had infections. It was recommended I get some ear plugs made, it was not easy to find a place but I called around (this place made hearing aids) and found a place to make me a set. They take molds of your ears, similar to how impressions are made at the dentist. I have had them for years and no recurrent infections. I do make sure my ears are dried out after I swim or shower. With a qtip on the outside and lightly pass the hair dryer by a few times.
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