I got swimmer's ear a lot when I was younger... avoid putting ANY extra drops in his ears. All those homeopathic or herbal drops will make it worse. Do NOT put alcohol in there... he will SCREAM! Motrin, his antibiotics/drops, heating pads & sometimes blow a cool hairdryer toward his ear for like 30 seconds at a time to dry up some of the water. Also, next time you take him to the doctor for a checkup, have the doctor clean his ears out for you... see if they'll irrigate them... they used that "waterpik" thing in my ears & this HUGE clump of wax came out & I felt a zillion times better immediately!!!
at 1:41 AM on Jun. 19, 2008