Symptoms of swimmer's ear

Symptoms of Swimmer's Ear
  • Ear canal inflammation

  • Ear discomfort, especially when tugging ear

  • Itching inside the ear

  • Sensation of fullness inside the ear

  • Drainage from ear

  • Swelling and redness

  • Temporary hearing loss

  • Tenderness of external ear

Swimmer's ear is an infection that can spread beyond the ear canal and lead to a chronic infection, so contact your doctor if swimmer's ear symptoms arise.

If you do get water in your ears, you can try to remove it using the following techniques:

  • Tilt your head downward (toward your shoulder) and jiggle your earlobe or shake your head

  • Consider using a hair dryer held several inches from your ear on the lowest heat and speed setting

If it doesn't resolve, talk to your doctor about other ways to safely remove water from your ear.

If you have swimmer's ear, you're not alone

In the United States

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1 in 123

people gets swimmer's ear every year

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2.4 million

doctor visits for swimmer's ear occur each year

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In 2007, 44%

of cases occurred from June to August

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of all cases are in patients aged 20 years and older

Why choose CIPRODEX® Otic for swimmer's ear?

CIPRODEX® Otic is the #1 prescribed antibiotic swimmer's ear drop by ENTs and pediatricians.

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What is CIPRODEX® Otic?

CIPRODEX® Otic is a prescription ear drop used to treat certain types of infections caused by certain germs called bacteria:


Who should not use CIPRODEX® Otic?

Do not use CIPRODEX® Otic if you:

What should I tell my doctor before using CIPRODEX® Otic?

Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

How should I use CIPRODEX® Otic?

What are the possible side effects of CIPRODEX® Otic?

CIPRODEX® Otic may cause serious side effects, including:

The most common side effects of CIPRODEX® Otic include ear discomfort, ear pain, and ear itching.

These are not all the possible side effects of CIPRODEX® Otic. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Keep CIPRODEX® Otic and all medicines out of the reach of children.

For additional information on CIPRODEX® Otic, please click here for the full Prescribing Information.