Updated 23 April 2015

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Keeping ears dry is important in effectively treating swimmers ear.

After showering or swimming, dry excess water from the external ear by tipping the head to the side, and then, using a hairdryer on the lowest setting, dry the ear by holding the hairdryer about 30cm away and blowing towards the ear. Don’t blow the air directly into the ear at close range as this may damage the eardrum.

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