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A 25-year-old female asked:

I went swimming 3 days ago &ever since i've had a really bad pain in my ear, could this be water? if so is it normal to still be there after 3 days?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Swimmer's Ear?: Could be swimmer's ear with possible otitis externa. Have a clinician take a look at your ears if there is any infection present.
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Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
See your doctor: It sounds like swimmers ear. It is an infection that began with water but now needs to be treated.
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Last updated Apr 25, 2015

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