You can treat swimmer’s ear with an over-the counter (like Polysporin) or prescription antibacterial ear drop for 7-10 days. Try to minimize water exposure during treatment and carefully dry the ears if they get wet. Auro-Dri is an over-the-counter product that can be used to dry the ears, while acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help with pain relief. Wearing ear plugs when the head is exposed to water is a good way to prevent chronic swimmer’s ear.
At Midhurst Pharmacy we welcome you to come in and seek advice on minor ailments. Our pharmacists are happy to help you choose treatment options.