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Swimmer's Ear:
• Swimmer's ear is the inflammation of the ear canal
• This occurs due to the entry of bacteria or fungi in the ear
Symptoms to look for:
• Loss of hearing
• Yellowish ear discharge
• Itching
• Pain in the ear
• Prolonged exposure to contaminated water, usually during swimming
• Harsh chemicals in hair products like sprays, shampoos and dyes
• Cleaning ears with fingernails or sharp objects, which can damage the skin tissue
Natural home remedy using salt:
1. Salt is useful as it absorbs water from the ear.
2. Heat ¼ cup of salt
3. Wrap the salt in a handkerchief
4. Hold the cloth near the ear opening for 2-3 minutes
5. Do this 3 times everyday
Natural home remedy using garlic:
1. Garlic contains allicin, which has strong anti-bacterial properties
2. Put 1-2 drops of garlic in the affected ear
3. Repeat this 3 times a day
• Before swimming apply oil inside the ears. This allows easy draining of water
• Use ear plugs to block entry of water