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otitis externa
Otitis externa, also called swimmer's ear, is an infection of the outer ear canal. Swimmer's ear is either caused by a fungus or bacteria.
Symptoms may include:
Causes may include:
  • water that remains trapped in the ear canal
  • being in warm, humid environment
  • trauma to the ear canal
  • foreign object in the ear canal
  • eczema
Treatment may include:
  • antibiotic ear drops
  • oral antibiotics
  • medication
  • keeping the ear dry

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