The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Swimmer’s Ear

Safe Ways of Dealing with Swimmer’s Ear

Our readers suggest many easy and safe ways of dealing with swimmer's ear. Prevention is key, before or after swimming.

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Swimmer’s Ear

Preventing Swimmer’s Ear in People and Dogs

Using a hairdryer after leaving the pool might be the secret for preventing swimmer's ear. A reader reports it works for both people and long-eared dogs.

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Alternative Health

Easy Ways to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

Keeping water out of the ears is one way to prevent swimmer's ear. But getting it out after a swim also works well. There are ear drops that can be helpful.

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Swimmer’s Ear

How to Avoid Swimmer’s Ear

A solution of alcohol and glycerin, with or without vinegar, can be dripped into ears after swimming to keep water from causing a swimmer's ear infection.

Swimmer’s Ear

Triathlete Has Simple Remedy to Prevent Pain from Swimmer’s Ear

When training for triathlons, one of our readers discovered this swimmers ear remedy to prevent painful bacterial ear infections.