Treatment for swimmer's ear

Treatment for swimmer's ear

Post by Ralph Zuniga (FREAC/C » Tue, 06 Oct 1992 22:30:45


        I'm starting to suffer from what seems to be a small fungus
infection in my left ear, swimmer's ear.

        Does anyone have any recommendations for treatment?  I'd prefered
home treatments but prescription medication is fine also.

 
 
 

Treatment for swimmer's ear

Post by Peder Lars » Wed, 07 Oct 1992 08:00:58


Quote:
>    I'm starting to suffer from what seems to be a small fungus
>infection in my left ear, swimmer's ear.
>    Does anyone have any recommendations for treatment?  I'd prefered
>home treatments but prescription medication is fine also.

        As long as it's an outer ear infection we're talking about here,
you do not need to see a doctor.  Go to almost any drug store like Osco
or Walgreen's and buy a "Swimmer's Ear" bottle.  I've seen them there
before.  When I was in high school my coach had a bottle of liquid that
we could squirt into our ears.  We then would let it fizzle for a while
and then drain it out.  You should do this with the above stuff too.  The
liquid was either some kind of *** or hydrogen peroxide.  I think
both will work but you can ask your local drug store person if you want
to make sure.
        It's really no big deal, no need to overly concern yourself with
it.  Just be sure to handle it right away and you'll have no problems.
        I almost forgot, you can tell if it's an outer ear infection if
it hurts more and possibly burns when you gently pull on your earlobe.
Another indication is that fizzling sound I was telling you about above.
If it is a middle or inner ear infection, pulling on the earlobe should
not cause any change in your feeling of discomfort.
        Hope this helps.
                                                                Peder

 
 
 

Treatment for swimmer's ear

Post by Chris Murp » Thu, 08 Oct 1992 13:42:39


Quote:

>    I'm starting to suffer from what seems to be a small fungus
>infection in my left ear, swimmer's ear.

>    Does anyone have any recommendations for treatment?  I'd prefered
>home treatments but prescription medication is fine also.

Mix a 50:50 solution of white vinegar and isopropyl ***.  I'm not an
expert on fungi, but the acidic vinegar will help maintain a pH unfavorable
to most fungi.  The *** will help dilute the solution and make for faster
drying.  I use boric acid instead of vinegar because I got tired of smelling
like a salad after I went swimming.  You can get boric acid (powder) at your
local ***tore; mix with water according to the directions and use as vinegar
above.


Oregon State University

 
 
 

Treatment for swimmer's ear

Post by Steve Goldfie » Sat, 10 Oct 1992 08:01:47

#>>
#>>       I'm starting to suffer from what seems to be a small fungus
#>>infection in my left ear, swimmer's ear.
#>>
#>>       Does anyone have any recommendations for treatment?  I'd prefered
#>>home treatments but prescription medication is fine also.

Once you have the infection you may need prescription
eardrops your doctor can tell you about. If you know
your doctor well, you may be able to arrange for a
prescription over the phone without going into his/her
office. I've used them a few times, but I can't think
of the name.

Steve Goldfield

 
 
 

Treatment for swimmer's ear

Post by Brian F. Bro » Sat, 10 Oct 1992 23:21:50


|> #>>
|> #>> I'm starting to suffer from what seems to be a small fungus
|> #>>infection in my left ear, swimmer's ear.
|> #>>
|> #>> Does anyone have any recommendations for treatment?  I'd prefered
|> #>>home treatments but prescription medication is fine also.

There was a product called "swim-ear" which I used to use... It is
nothing more than .05% HCl in isopropyl ***.  It said it was for
the "prevention and cure" of swimmer's ear: get it at a swim meet or
through the swim shop, or, if you're lucky, a sporting goods store
sympathetic to swimming.

-BB