What is swimmer’s ear?

Also known as: otitis externa.

Swimmer’s ear gets its name from the infection that can occur due to water that remains in the ear after swimming. But it can also occur by damaging the lining of the ear canal with cotton swabs, fingers or other objects. The infection can cause a number of concerning symptoms.

Reviewed by: Yamilet Tirado, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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