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Old    Sean (hudd007)      Join Date: May 2006       06-18-2007, 6:37 PM Reply   
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?

Any tips/ideas/hints would be appreciated.
Old    jeff taggart (cwb_fooguitarlz)      Join Date: Nov 2006       06-18-2007, 6:40 PM Reply   
id go to the doctor and get ear drops prescribed.
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.

just go get ear drops and youll be good as new in a week
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       06-18-2007, 6:54 PM Reply   
here's a tip: go to the doctor.
Old    Nick Farrell (nickdakoolkat)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-18-2007, 6:58 PM Reply   
nonsense don't go to a doctor come on wakeworld for your medical advice.
Old    Nate (mammoth)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-18-2007, 7:19 PM Reply   
Swimmers ear sucks. I deal with it too.

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.

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.
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-18-2007, 7:48 PM Reply   
Stop riding the river... LOL

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

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