Health Tip: Treating Swimmer's Ear
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By Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Swimmer's ear, medically called otitis externa, is an infection that occurs when fluid gets trapped inside the ear. It is a painful condition that requires a doctor's treatment.
The Nemours Foundation mentions these treatment guidelines for swimmer's ear:
- Administer as directed any prescription antibiotics and steroid drops prescribed by your doctor.
- If the ear is swollen or packed with debris or pus, expect the doctor to gently clean out the ear.
- Offer over-the-counter pain relief medication to a child; your doctor may recommend prescription pain medication if pain is severe.
- Ease discomfort by placing a warm washcloth or heating pad against the ear.
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