Swimmers Ready?

  • Lynda Steyn Amayeza Information Services
Keywords: swimmer's ear, otitis externa


Sometimes 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.

Author Biography

Lynda Steyn, Amayeza Information Services
BPharm Amayeza Information Services
Ear, nose and throat