Swim season is finally here, and that's great - unless you get what thousands of swimmers fight each year - swimmer's ear.
Swimmer's ear can be triggered by any kind of exposure to water.
It can be extremely painful. If pain has set it, it's time to see a doctor. The sooner, the better. Prescription drops can clear the infection.
The best remedy is prevention, by keeping the water out of the ear in the first place. Use ear plugs or a combination of white vinegar and alcohol, applied with a dropper. Gently rub it around and then drain it from the ear.