Swimmer’s ear – prevention and treatment

  • Haley Van Wyk
Keywords: swimmer's ear, acute otitis externa

Abstract

Swimmer’s ear or acute otitis externa is an infection of the ear canal.1-7 It is a painful condition, characterised by inflammation of the skin of the external ear canal which is situated between the eardrum and the outer ear.1-5 The most common cause of this infection is bacteria invading the skin inside the ear canal.6 Fungal causes are less likely and cause more itching and less pain.4,5

Author Biography

Haley Van Wyk

BPharm

Published
2019-12-10
Section
Ear, nose and throat