If your child spends a lot of time in the water and is having ear pain, he or she may have developed otitis externa, or swimmer’s ear. It is a skin infection that happens in the ear canal, between the opening of the ear and the eardrum. When the ear canal becomes too moist, bacteria can grow.
- Ear pain
- Redness or swelling in the ear canal or near the ear
- Itching in the ear
- Feeling like water is in the ear
- Problems hearing
If you or your child is experiencing these or similar symptoms, start an OnCare visit today to receive a personalized treatment plan and feel better, faster. We provide treatment for this condition to individuals age 2 to 65.