Swimmer's Ear (Symptoms, Pain Remedies, Treatment, Prevention) Center

Swimmer's ear (external otitis) is an infection of the skin that covers the outer ear canal.

Causes of swimmer's ear include excessive water exposure that leads to trapped bacteria in the ear canal. Symptoms of simmer's include a feeling of fullness in the ear, itching, and ear pain. Chronic swimmer's ear may be caused by eczema, seborrhea, fungus, chronic irritation, and other conditions.

Common treatment includes antibiotic ear drops.

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/9/2018

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