What Is Swimmer’s Ear?

Swimmer’s ear is a medical condition contracted through water in swimming pools, lakes, oceans, and in some cases showers and bathtubs. Swimmer’s ear occurs when water becomes trapped inside the ear canal. If left untreated, water in the ear can cause bacterial and fungal organisms to form and spread, causing infection and inflammation. While swimmer’s ear primarily affects child swimmers; teenagers and adults are also susceptible to this painful ear condition. Swimmer’s ear can cause both children and adults to experience symptoms such as ear pain or a sensation that the ear is stuffed or blocked, and fluid or pus draining from the ear. Furthermore, swimmer’s ear can cause various levels of ear discomfort, itchiness, redness, swelling, swollen lymph nodes around the ear, sensitive to the touch, fever, and a reduced level of hearing or even temporary hearing loss. Contact a doctor as soon as possible if any of these symptoms occur.

Use Swim-EAR to Effectively Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

For a fast-relief drying agent, parents trust Swim-EAR drops. By applying 4-5 drops of Swim-EAR to each ear immediately following swimming or bathing, the ear drops work by penetrating the ear canal to unclog trapped water. Non-prescription Swim-EAR is available OTC, and is an FDA approved preventative medication, making it a safe and effective treatment option. Parents should not use Swim-EAR if children are experiencing infection, ear discharge, has broken skin or a perforated eardrum; consult a doctor in all these cases. For fast symptom relief, purchase Swim-EAR today at Walgreens, or both in store and online at Wal-Mart including North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Orange Beach, Alabama; Panama City Beach, Florida; Port Isabel, Texas; Santa Rosa Beach, Texas and other surrounding areas near you.

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Today, even apparently clear pool or sea water contains pollutants and harmful bacteria.