What Exactly is Swimmers Ear?

What exactly is swimmer’s ear? According to the Merriam Webster’s definition, it is an inflammation of the outer ear canal that is characterized by itching, redness, swelling, pain, and discharge that typically occurs when water gets trapped in the outer ear during swimming and becomes infected with a bacterium. After a swim, water can settle in the outer ear canal, the ear part that leads to the inner ear, and get blocked in there by wax, fluids and even dead skin. Aside from this being annoying and uncomfortable, it can become infected due …

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