Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 18 August 2016 Swimmer’s ear can be extremely painful, especially for small children Swimmer’s ear can be extremely painful, especially for small children. A fungal or bacterial infection caused by water caught in the ear canal, it typically results in swelling and some discharge. It’s easy to prevent the problem by taking care to dry the ears with a towel after swimming. If one is handy, use a hair dryer on low power to dry the ears from a distance of about 20 centimetres. Never use a cotton buds to clean or dry the ear canal. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex Why cardiac arrest during sex is deadlier than any other activity News A deadly story – the origins of poisoning Diet and nutrition The 5 biggest misconceptions about eating fat Medical Here's why SA is on the forefront of using new TB meds News Only 20% of people will know all the answers to this health quiz Parenting Myth debunked: epidurals do not prolong labour From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Cracked rib? » Here's why coughing can be good for you SEE: How long should a cough last? 7 ways coughing can injure your body The average cough lasts between two and three weeks and usually causes no serious physical damage – but beware when a cough turns violent! Heart health » Can you reverse your heart's age? Air purifiers may protect your heart against pollution You're not too young to have a heart attack How much do you really know about the things that can go wrong with your heart throughout the course of your life?