Keywords: swimmer's ear, otitis externa
AbstractSometimes it is called “swimmer’s ear” and sometimes “otitis externa”, but both of these terms refer to the same thing – an infection in the outer ear. More specifically, it is an inflammation in the tube between the eardrum and the outer ear. This painful inflammation of the ear is often due to an infection caused by bacteria, but sometimes the cause may be due to a fungal or yeast infection.
Ear, nose and throat
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