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GalacticCactus

769d

I have swimmers ear, really bad. My ear canal is swollen shut and the outside of my ear is red and swollen. The pain is unlike anything I’ve ever felt before. I just got antibiotics and ear drops today. Any one have any pain remedy ideas?

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    • KarlJane

      769d

      Try putting a little bit of hydrogen peroxide in a mug and a tablet of vitamin E. Warm in a microwave for approx 5 seconds then stir. Lay down and have someone help pour it into your ear. It's going to bubble and tickle a bit but it shouldn't hurt. Place a cotton ball or something similar over it and wait for a few minutes. Sometimes, after a bit, it's good to keep the cotton ball pressed against your ear as you roll over and lay your head on a heating pad or something similar. My family has used this method for years for ear infections. I hope this helps!

    • ShoobyDoobyDoo91

      769d

      Warm cloth. Heating pad.

    • KarlJane

      769d

      Try putting a little bit of hydrogen peroxide in a mug and a tablet of vitamin E. Warm in a microwave for approx 5 seconds then stir. Lay down and have someone help pour it into your ear. It's going to bubble and tickle a bit but it shouldn't hurt. Place a cotton ball or something similar over it and wait for a few minutes. Sometimes, after a bit, it's good to keep the cotton ball pressed against your ear as you roll over and lay your head on a heating pad or something similar. My family has used this method for years for ear infections. I hope this helps!

    • knightmare

      769d

      Warm compresses help. It may loosen the ear mess.

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