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Swimmer’s Ear

Inflammation, Irritation, Infection

Swimmer’s Ear is inflammation, irritation, or infection of the outer ear. This happens when water is trapped behind your eardrum, allowing bacteria to spread. This condition typically affects children and teenagers, but can also affect people with eczema or a build-up of earwax.

Common side-effects of Swimmer’s Ear

– Decreased hearing
– Intense pain that is felt through the neck, face or side of the head
– Swollen lymph nodes
– Redness and swelling around the ear
– Fever
– A feeling that the ear is blocked or full

At Miya and Torchinsky ENT we treat the ear by carefully cleaning the ear canal and prescribing eardrops that inhibit the grown of bacteria. Solutions such as boric acid or acetic acid can also be effective treatment if caught early enough.