2. Redness in ear
Some redness in the ear is a symptom you might notice when you have swimmers ear. If you inspect your ears on a regular basis, you’ll notice they’re red. You may not pay attention to it because you may think it’s just irritation from a hair product you used. You may just put hydrocortisone cream on it.
The redness won’t go away with the cream because it’s from the swimmer’s ear. There may not be any itching with the redness. Since it’s a mild case, it may go away on its own once the ear is drained of water. You may not even know you’ve drained your ear out. Sometimes the water will drain out on its own when you tilt your head a certain way. If you do have any itching, don’t scratch it because it’ll irritate it even more and make it difficult to treat the swimmer’s ear.