Dry Ear Precautions


 

PURPOSE

Keeping ear canals dry is critical in the prevention of ear infections.

WHY?

  • To keep the ear canal dry when there is an infection in the ear.
  • To keep water from entering the middle ear space when there is a perforation of the eardrum.
  • To keep water from entering the middle ear space when there is a myringotomy tube in the eardrum.

HOW?

  1. Coat a small piece of cotton with Vaseline ointment.
  2. Gently insert the cotton ball into the ear canal.
  3. Proceed to take a shower and wash hair.
  4. Remove the cotton ball from the ear canal.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

If swimming is desired, ask for directions in purchasing earplugs and a headband to keep earplugs from falling out.

Location
Advanced ENT & Allergy
11842 Rock Landing Drive, Suite 100
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: 757-979-6475
Fax: 757-873-9579
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