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What would cause chronic ear infections in a 22 year old female? I've had three in 6 months, 2 canal and the last was an ear drum infection.

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
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In brief: Ear issues

Actually docs don't consider that an excessive number. Also, it seems that you are describing 2 conditions: 2 of otitis externa (swimmer's ear); 1 of otitis media(the kind that most young kids get.
Usually ENT's don't put in tubes unless 5 OM's in 6 months or 6 in a year which you don't report (only one so far). For OE dry ear canal well when going swimming, use bathing cap or ear plugs.

In brief: Ear issues

Actually docs don't consider that an excessive number. Also, it seems that you are describing 2 conditions: 2 of otitis externa (swimmer's ear); 1 of otitis media(the kind that most young kids get.
Usually ENT's don't put in tubes unless 5 OM's in 6 months or 6 in a year which you don't report (only one so far). For OE dry ear canal well when going swimming, use bathing cap or ear plugs.
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Dr. Gordon is absolutely correct. Also, do not use Q-tips, either.
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