What are the symptoms associated with otitis externa?

Otitis externa. Swimmer's ear. Very painful infection of the external ear canal with significant tenderness to touch/tug on ear cartilage. Canal will often close with swelling. Puss-like drainage is very common. Can be very concerning if untreated or in diabetics, with spread of bacteria to bone around the canal.
Pain. These patients have ear pain that is worse when they pull on there ear or press near the ear canal.