Articles for tag: Ear Drops, Otitis, Otitis Externa, swimmer's ear

How to Make and Use Ear Drops to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear is a bacterial infection of the outer ear canal. In the medical field, it’s called “acute external otitis” or “otitis externa”. It’s commonly caused by water stuck in the ear after swimming, hence its name. It can also be caused by other water sports, or when there is excessive moisture left in the ...

5 Ways I Reduced My Bouts of Swimmer’s Ear

As a child, I spent a lot of time swimming or engaging in other water related activities. Unfortunately for me, I also suffered from frequent bouts of swimmer’s ear. Because of that experience, I learned how to reduce my chances of contracting the ear infection. With that said, here’s five swimmer’s ear prevention techniques that ...

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Infant Ear Infections

Antibiotics are useless against most viruses and viral infection. But many doctors persist in treating viruses with antibiotics. Doctors also over prescribe antibiotics, particularly amoxicillan, especially with infants and young children. Ear infection is to babies as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder) is to school-age children. Unfortunately, even if ...

Causes of Drainage from the Ears

Having fluid draining from your ear is certainly not something people are accustomed to experiencing. Medically this drainage is known as otorrhea, and it has many potential causes. In order to diagnose the cause of the drainage, it is important to know how long it has been happening, how severe it is, and exactly under ...

Cure Swimmer’s Ear Naturally

Odds are, if you or your family is swimming this summer, someone is going to get Swimmer’s Ear. Swimmer’s Ear is an infection and/or inflammation of the external ear and ear canal caused by overexposure to, you guessed it, water. When water gets trapped in the ear canal it can cause bacteria to grow in ...

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What to Keep in Your Ultimate Survival Kit

A very important item in the Ultimate Survival Kit is potassium permanganate. It has a wide variety of uses, but one of the most common is purifying water. This alone could be an excellent reason to have it in the Ultimate Survival Kit. However, there is one more very important reason to include potassium permanganate: ...

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Natural Treatments for Ear Infections

My son had chronic ear infections when he was a baby. He’d get over one ear infection, and develop another a few weeks later. We were pumping round after round of antibiotics into his little system with no relief. The doctor was talking about surgery to put tubes in his ears. We were not excited ...

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Hydrogen Peroxide: a Cure for Earwax

If you own a simple bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide, commonly known as just plain peroxide, you can put your q-tips to better use! Hydrogen Peroxide seems to magically dissolve ear wax laying in the ear canal, and it’s completely safe and doctor recommended! When I was a little girl, I used to get swimmer’s ear ...

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Effective Ear Pain Relief

Any type of pain can stop you from performing your daily activities and enjoying life as normal, however, ear pain will keep you up at night with excruciating pain that can make you restless and frustrated. Wanting ear pain relief fast is what you and those around you will desire if you have an ear ...

Home Remedies for Swimmer’s Ear

Summer is a time to have fun, laze by the pool or play in the waves at the beach. It can also be the time for a painful infection known as swimmer’s ear. There are many home remedies for swimmer’s ear that will have them back in the water in no time. Swimmer’s ear is ...