What Are The Most Common Swimmer’s Ear Symptoms?

The most common symptoms associated with swimmers ear are:

  • Sensation that the ear is blocked or full
  • Drainage
  • Painful ear discomfort
  • Itchiness, redness, and swelling
  • Sensitive to the touch, or when you shake your head
  • Decreased hearing
  • Fever

What should I do if I notice these symptoms?

If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, such as pain, discomfort, itchiness, or even temporary hearing loss, contact your doctor.

Swimmer’s ear in children

For parents seeking how to help with swimmers ear, try to keep their ears as dry as possible. Use of a soft towel immediately after swimming or bathing. Encouraging them to tilt their heads to each side with their ears facing down can allow trapped water to escape. Shaking their heads from side to side. You may also want to consider using ear drops indicated as a drying agent.

If treated quickly, water trapped in the ear has less of a chance of leading to the uncomfortable symptoms associated with swimmers ear.

Our over the counter swimmers ear drops can be found at Walmart, both in stores and online, and at Walgreens stores. Also check local pharmacies in California, Florida, Texas, Alabama,Georgia, Arkansas, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Tennessee, and other states.

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