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A 24-year-old female asked:

Had perforated ear drum 3 months ago, now swimmers ear and a little blood, not swimming and keeping ear dry, how did i get swimmers ear?

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Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Common: Swimmers &prolonged head baths may commonly develop otitis externa (swimmers ears). Skin of ear canal gets irritated with constant moisture &skin bacteria in external ear canal ( staph or strept ) start a skin infection which can be VERY painful. Fungi may be involved as well. White vinegar: rubbing alcohol (70%) mixture1:1 drops in ear post swimming/baths may prevent if used regularly.Consult ENT
Last updated Nov 8, 2015

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