Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa)

About- Swimmer's ear also called otitis externa, is an infection in the outer ear canal, which runs from the eardrum to the outside of our head.
Symptoms-
 Itching inside the ear or ear canal
 Ear pain
 Redness inside the ear
 Some drainage of clear, odorless fluid or pus
 Fever
 Feeling of stuffed or blocked ear 
 Partial hearing loss
 Swollen lymph nodes around the ear

Causes-
 Excess moisture in the ear that aids bacterial growth
 Swimming especially water with high bacteria levels
 A narrow ear canal
 Scratches or abrasions in the ear canal
 Cleaning of the ear canal with cotton swabs or other objects
 Using headphones or a hearing aid
 Skin allergies or irritation from jewelry, hair spray or hair dyes
 Sensitivity reactions inside the ear

Specialist to visit
 Otolaryngologist (ENT)

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.entnet.org

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