What is Swimmer’s Ear and How is it Treated?

We all get itchy ears from time to time. But if you’re a swimmer, or have ever had a problem getting all the water out of your ear after swimming, you may have experienced an irritating condition called swimmer’s ear. But what is swimmer’s ear? Our team at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center takes a look at what causes swimmer's ear and how it's treated... In medical terminology, swimmer’s ear is called otitis externa. It is an infection of the outer ear canal. While the condition is common among swimmers because they spend so much time in the water, swimmer’s ear can also result from other things that enable the buildup of bacteria in the ear canal. Swimmer’s ear usually results from water or ot

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