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Swimmer's Ear (Symptoms, Treatment, Natural Remedies, Prevention)


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Comment from: Dandan, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 03

My symptom of swimmer’s ear is random stabbing pain inside my ear, and I cannot close my mouth all the way due to pain in my jaw/ear area. It is very tender all over my ear, I cannot touch it at all. No discharge but I can feel liquid inside. I cannot hear clearly out of the infected ear. Currently I am on antibiotics but as of day 2 I can’t feel much of a difference.

Comment from: Hellokitty1, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 29

I have stabbing pain in my ear, jaw pain to the point I can’t close my jaw all the way, pain behind the ear that if touched it’s excruciating and pain when pressing the middle button on the outside of the ear. I can’t hear out of it unless I pull it open slightly. Advil and Tylenol do very little to ease the pain from my swimmer's ear. This pain is 10/10 in my book and I’ve had kids naturally.

Comment from: Vehria, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 16

My swimmer's ear symptoms are swollen ear canals that start feeling hot, swollen and highly painful area on my face in front of the ears that is noticeable when looking at it, discharge of crusty yellow liquid, inability to close the back of jaw at joints as it’s painful, it’s painful when touching front and back of the ear, and sharp pains in the ear canal.

Comment from: Shirley, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

I had excruciating pain. I’ve had this three times in a row. I also have swelling in my face, and ear discharge after a few days.

Comment from: 19F, 19-24 Female Published: December 28

This is extremely painful. My ear, jaw and neck are in excruciating pain. My ear is swollen and red. My neck is also swollen. I can't chew because my jaw won't shut.

Comment from: onejewell, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 12

I was bothered by swimmers ear for many years, treated by many doctors and various prescriptions. I finally decided to never again wash my ears with water. I started cleaning my ears with a q tip with a small amount of waterless hand cleaner and have used this now for 15 years. No more ear problems.

Comment from: seaowl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

Painful jaw and ear area. You could not even touch that area without it hurting. Clogged ears, very little hearing. Extreme pain.


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