If your child spends a lot of time in the water and is having ear pain, he or she may have developed otitis externa, or swimmer’s ear.  It is a skin infection that happens in the ear canal, between the opening of the ear and the eardrum. When the ear canal becomes too moist, bacteria can grow. 

Symptoms include: 

  • Ear pain
  • Swelling 
  • Redness or swelling in the ear canal or near the ear
  • Itching in the ear
  • Drainage 
  • Feeling like water is in the ear
  • Fever 
  • Problems hearing

If you or your child is experiencing these or similar symptoms, start an OnCare visit today to receive a personalized treatment plan and feel better, faster. We provide  treatment for this condition to individuals age 2 to 65.


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