Swimmer's ear (external otitis) is an infection of the skin that covers the outer ear canal. Causes of swimmer's ear include excessive water exposure that leads to trapped bacteria in the ear canal. Symptoms include a feeling of fullness in the ear, itching, and ear pain. Chronic swimmer's ear may be caused by
Common treatment includes antibiotic ear drops.Read more: Swimmer's Ear Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Cipro, Cipro XR (ciprofloxacin) Antibiotic
- chloramphenicol drops - ophthalmic
- flumethasone with clioquinol ear drops
- acetic acid - otic, Vosol
- acetic acid/aluminum acetate - otic, Domeboro
- neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B sulfate, hydrocortisone acetate (Cortisporin, Otimar, Pediotic)
- antipyrine and benzocaine otic (Auralgan, Aurodex - removed from market)
- acetic acid w/hydrocortisone - otic, Acetasol HC, Vosol HC
- hydrocortisone/pramoxine/chloroxylenol drops - otic, Cortane-B, Exotic-HC, Otomar-H
- neomycin/polymyxin/hydrocortisone - topical, Cortisporin
- hydrocortisone/pramoxine/chloroxylenol - topical lotion, Cortane-B
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