Hey, I had swimmer’s ear too. Not to freak you out, rubes , but even the tampon cure didn’t work for me and my eardrum “popped” and bled all over my pillow one night. One of the most painful things I have ever experienced. Can hear fine now, though, after WEEKS of different antibiotics. But I did get some pretty great pain medication out of that ordeal;) . I have since learned never to use q-tips, it actually pushes the bacteria farther into your ear. Do the peroxide thing, or else you can get ear cleaning kits that irrigate pretty much the same way the Dr. does it at Walgreens.
Take it from me, kids, q-tips are not meant to be inserted into your ear canal, your ear “cleanses” itself by working the earwax out, q-tips push most of it back in (except for the little bit you get on the tip).
of all topics to know about, why does it have to be earwax?
I’m sure you’ll be fine.