Our readers suggest many easy and safe ways of dealing with swimmer's ear. Prevention is key, before or after swimming.
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.
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.
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.
When training for triathlons, one of our readers discovered this swimmers ear remedy to prevent painful bacterial ear infections.