Swimmer's Ear 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 include a feeling of fullness in the ear, itching, and ear pain. Chronic swimmer's ear may be caused by

Common treatment includes antibiotic ear drops.

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/16/2017

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