Understanding Swimmer’s Ear

Swimming in your backyard. Spending the day on the lake. Taking a few laps at the gym pool. You might be enjoying yourself and getting some exercise, but you still need to be aware of your ears. Commonly known as “Swimmer’s Ear,” otitis externa is an ear infection caused by leaving contaminated water in the ear after swimming. The infection occurs in the outer ear canal and can cause pain and discomfort for swimmers of all ages, however it is more common in children and can be extremely painful. But, how do you know it’s Swimmer’s Ear, and how do you prevent it? Our ENTs at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center of Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Benton breakdown the ins-and-outs of Swimmer’s Ea

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