A 34-year-old member asked:
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what is surfers ear?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Extra bone: This is extra bone growth (exostosis) in the canal from the cold water. Nobody understands why it happens. It's not an infection like swimmer's ear.
Answered on Jul 13, 2020
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Dr. Theodore Fetter
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It is also often found in kayakers, who are also exposed to cold water
May 25, 2015

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HOLD YOUR NOSE: and SWALLOW! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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