Category: Earaches

It’s Summer! How to Guard Against Swimmer’s Ear

Boy with Swimmers EarSummer has just arrived and with it comes lots of fun in and visits to pools. That got us thinking about swimmer’s ear and earaches in general.

Swimmer’s ear is an infection, irritation, or inflammation of the skin that covers that part of the outer ear that leads to the ear drum. Medically, it’s referred to as acute external otitis.

Causes are usually attributable to bacteria, i.e., streptococcus, staphylococcus, or pseudomonas, found in the water that gets caught or trapped in the ear. Infection can occur because the bacteria in the trapped water multiply.

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Common ENT Conditions in Winter, Part II

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