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after swimming a few weeks ago if i lay on the right side to long i wake up with a fuzzy feeling in my right ear. could this be swimmers ear?

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Dr. David Lee
Dr. David Lee answered
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably not: Swimmers ear is an acute infection of the external ear canal and usually happens within a few days of triggering water exposure. Swimmers ear is usually quite painful too. The fuzzy feeling could be simply wax, but there could also be an underlying hearing loss that is being perceived as fuzziness. It would take an exam and possibly a hearing test to determine the cause.
Answered on Mar 21, 2015

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