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How do you know if you may have “swimmer’s ear”?

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I’ve been suffering from an inflammation of my outer ear for the past couple of days and am starting to suspect it may be “swimmer’s ear”. What are some tell-tail signs that may help me pin-point my condition?

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Hi there,

Thanks for your question.

Depending on the severity of the infection, the effects of an outer ear infection can range from slight discomfort to conditions that require immediate medical intervention.

Some of the more mild symptoms include:

– Itching in the ear canal
– Drainage of fluid
– Some decreased or muffled hearing

You can find more information about this condition on this service page.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at 832-237-7777 today!

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1 Answer

0

Hi there,

Thanks for your question.

Depending on the severity of the infection, the effects of an outer ear infection can range from slight discomfort to conditions that require immediate medical intervention.

Some of the more mild symptoms include:

– Itching in the ear canal
– Drainage of fluid
– Some decreased or muffled hearing

You can find more information about this condition on this service page.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at 832-237-7777 today!