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Swimmers Ear Florida 

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Swimmers Ear Overview:

Swimmers ear (otitis externa) is a bacterial infection typically caused by water that stays in the outer ear canal for a long period of time, creating a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi to grow. This results in pain, inflammation, irritation, or infection of the outer ear and ear canal. Anyone can get a swimmers ear, but it is mostly seen in children. Swimmers ear in Florida often clears up in 7 to 10 days when treated. 

 

Swimmers Ear Common Symptoms:

  • Ear Pain, often when tugging on your earlobe

  • Redness of the outer ear

  • Itchiness inside of your ear

  • A full or plugged-up feeling in the ear

  • Pus draining from your ear. This may be yellow or yellow-green, and it may smell.

  • Swollen ear canal

  • Swollen lymph nodes around the neck or ear

 

Swimmers Ear Treatment Florida:

Typical treatment for swimmer’s ear may include:

  • Taking ear drops to kill bacteria (antibiotic ear drops)

  • Taking ear drops to help reduce swelling (corticosteroid ear drops)

  • Taking pain medication

  • Keeping the ear dry

If you suspect you have swimmers ear or experience symptoms, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. They can guide you on the most suitable management plan to alleviate symptoms and prevent complications. DMC provides the best treatment for swimmers ear in Florida. Book appointment now

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