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What happens if you accidentally get water in your ear from shower while having an ear infection?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
The usual things: What happens if shower water gets in one's ear in the setting of an ear infection are the same usual things that happen in the setting of no ear infection: the water comes out, which is commonly the case; some of the water gets stuck in the ear canal due to excess wax, but does dry out later; or least likely, moisture stays in the ear canal longer and leads to canal inflammation (swimmer's ear).

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Last updated Oct 25, 2019

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