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Is swimmers ear permanent?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Not permanent

Swimmer's ear describes infection of the external auditory canal.
While the infection can be chronic and recurrent, particularly in swimmers and those who tend to get water or moisture in their ear canals, it is not a "permanent" disease.

In brief: Not permanent

Swimmer's ear describes infection of the external auditory canal.
While the infection can be chronic and recurrent, particularly in swimmers and those who tend to get water or moisture in their ear canals, it is not a "permanent" disease.
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine

In brief: No

It's an infection of the ear canal that can be cured.

In brief: No

It's an infection of the ear canal that can be cured.
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