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how should i treat an ear canal infection (otitis externa)?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: This type of ear infection is treated with prescription antibiotic ear drops. The otc swimmer's ear drops can help prevent swimmer's ear, but they are not effective treatment.
Answered on Jan 4, 2018
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