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Is it likely that my nine-year-old son's ear ache is related to the mrsa he had ten days ago or swimming?

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 35 years experience
No: Mrsa is more common with skin infection, but not a common bacteria for the ear.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Swimming: Staph is rarely found in any middle ear infection at any age. Swimming, may introduce over-hydration to the canal that invites skin germs to feast on the serum that erupts from swollen canal skin.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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