What helps swimmer's ear?
Not medical advice: Treatment of swimmer’s ear should be determined by a medical professional. Depending on the severity, a doctor may prescribe ear drops that have both antibiotics and a steroid. If the drops do not help, the doctor may eventually prescribe oral antibiotics.
If you do not professionally treat the infection, the infection can get worse and spread. To relieve pain, an OTC pain reliever can be used, and a warm heating pad can be placed on the infected ear.
During treatment, the patient should not swim, and should avoid getting water in his ear while showering. If you are prone to swimmer’s ear, there are OTC ear drops that are a solution of acetic acid or alcohol, which will help prevent swimmer’s ear from developing by keeping the canal relatively dry; however, these OTC drops will not cure swimmer’s ear.