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Treating Swimmer’s Ear

 Treating Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear is a painful condition of the outer ear resulting from inflammation, irritation or infection. Symptoms often occur after water gets trapped in the ear, with subsequent spread of bacteria or fungal organisms, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology. The infection can begin with increased moisture trapped in the ear canal from baths, showers, swimming or moist environments. The most common symptoms of swimmer’s ear are itching inside the ear and pain that gets worse when you tug on the outer ear. Other symptoms may include: