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Pediatric Swimmer's Ear

Key points about swimmer's ear

  • Swimmer’s ear is also called otitis externa. It is an inflammation of the external ear canal.
  • Water that stays in the ear canal during swimming may let bacteria and fungi grow.
  • Swimmer’s ear usually clears up in seven to 10 days when treated.
  • To help prevent swimmer’s ear, dry your child’s ears well after swimming or bathing; gently clean your child’s ears.

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Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Our pediatric otolaryngology experts diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders.

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