Swimmer's ear blues?

Swimmer's ear blues?

Post by The Wan-ste » Sun, 29 May 1994 15:06:40


I just completed taking an elementary swimming course and ironically enough,
I think I got swimmer's ear on the last day of class.  I don't get a discharge
or any itching, however, my ear (the left one) feels sore and swollen in the
middle of my ear (the middle ear?) and the ear c***is extremely warm as
if I have a fever.  First, is this swimmer's ear?  Second, is this serious?
Third, what is the remedy and when should I see a doctor about this?

P.S.  I had been wearing ear plugs throughout the course, having had
prior experience (as a child) with ear infections which I no longer can
recall.  But I took them off for a second, and got my ears wet the last
day of class.  Would this have been enough to cause swimmer's ear?!
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Swimmer's ear blues?

Post by SWIMF » Tue, 31 May 1994 11:30:03


Ask your doctor for Cortisporin Otic ...it's made by Burroughs
Wellcome Co.  I've been using it for 15 years...it's the best!!!
        Swimfin

 
 
 

Swimmer's ear blues?

Post by John Witherspo » Thu, 02 Jun 1994 03:55:59

A doctor who I saw in college for swimmer's ear suggested getting
two eye droppers from a pharmacist or two ketchup bottles (the ones
with the pin holes at the top of their cone top) and filling one
with rubbing ***, the other with vinegar.  He instructed me to
squirt a few drops or drop a few drops into each ear while geting
dresed after practice.  Apparently, the *** helps to drive the water
out of your ear canals, and the vinegar kills the swimmer's ear
infection.

It worked for me...