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Can You Get Swimmer’s Ear Without Swimming?

“Swimmer’s Ear” is just a common name for an infection in the outer ear canal. The official name for this condition is otitis externa. While it’s mostly common in swimmers because of how often they’re in the water, it can happen to anyone. This infection usually starts in the eardrum and runs to the outside of the ear. The culprit is water that gets stuck in the ear, which allows bacteria to grow in the moist area.

What are the symptoms?

Swimmer’s ear is usually a mild irritation that can be treated fairly easily. If it’s left untreated, the infection spreads, forcing you to seek medical attention.

 
 

What are the causes of Swimmer’s Ear?

What happens if Swimmer’s Ear Goes Untreated?

 

How can you prevent Swimmer’s Ear?

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