With summer 2019 on its way and an increase in pool and beach activities, swimmer’s is close behind! 

But what many people may not realize is that this painful ear condition can occur on dry land as well.

Indeed, it’s a curious fact that is more common non-swimmers, such as farmers, who spend a lot of time working outside, according to research by the University of Iowa.

Getting water trapped in the ear due to excessive exposure of the ears to water is still one of the most common causes of this ear condition.

As one becomes more aware of the symptoms of swimmer’s ear, the sooner it can be treated by ENT Dr. Robert Contrucci and our magnificent staff here at Southeastern ENT in Pembroke Pines.

Swimmer’s ear, medically known as otitis externa, is an infection in your ear canal. That’s the tube that runs from the hole on the outside of your ear to your eardrum.

Symptoms include:

  • Itchiness in the ear
  • Pain, which can become severe
  • Trouble hearing (sound may seem muffled as your ear canal swells)
  • Fluid or pus draining out of the ear

There are both acute ( short term ) and chronic ( long term ) types of this condition.

So if you are in Pembroke Pines, Davie or surrounding communities and suffering from the symptoms of ‘swimmer’s ear’, call (954) 437-5333 today to schedule your appointment or click here!