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Lemon Grove, CA
A 37-year-old female asked:

I went swimming today. my left ear is muffled and i feel a sharp pain. it was perfectly fine prior to swimming. what can i do?

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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Otitis externa: it sounds like you have a condition known as otitis externa (commonly called swimmers ear). go to an urgent care clinic or your primary doc for evaluation (especially because you are having sharp ear pain).
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