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hudd007 06-18-2007 7:37 PM

I have ear problems almost every time I go out. It usually lurks around for a couple days but after memorial weekend it felt like I had water in my ear for 2 weeks. I think they call it swimmer's ear. What do you guys do to battle this? I always try to do the "head shake" and bang on the skull thing and it feels like its out, then the next day it feels like I have water still in my ear. It bothers the hell out of me. I have heard of drops, ear candling, etc...what works for you guys? <BR> <BR>Any tips/ideas/hints would be appreciated.

cwb_fooguitarlz 06-18-2007 7:40 PM

id go to the doctor and get ear drops prescribed. <BR>I had swimmers ear for a long time...or so i thought. we dont know what it was but lasted for a couple months and it developed into this type of fungus...and its chronic so ill have it for the rest of my life. blah blah blah. <BR> <BR>just go get ear drops and youll be good as new in a week

scott_a 06-18-2007 7:54 PM

here's a tip: go to the doctor.

nickdakoolkat 06-18-2007 7:58 PM

nonsense don't go to a doctor come on wakeworld for your medical advice.

mammoth 06-18-2007 8:19 PM

Swimmers ear sucks. I deal with it too. <BR> <BR>The only thing that is going to make it go away is a trip to the doctor. He'll likely give you drops (I've got Neomycin drops in as I type) that will make it feel better within a day or two. <BR> <BR>Beyond that, you need to put something in to dry your ears out after being in the water. There are a few different products and home versions, mostly alcohol based. Like Jeff said, it's usually chronic so you'll need to use a drying formula as often as possible. I prefer Aur-Dri, available at most grocery and drug stores.

attila916 06-18-2007 8:48 PM

Stop riding the river... LOL <BR> <BR>Get some Swim-ear drops from Walgreens and you will be good 2 go in two to three days. <BR>Don't take it from me though, consult your doctor. (legal notice)


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