Swimmer's Ear: An Ear Canal Infection

W. Steven Pray, Ph.D., R.Ph., Professor of Nonprescription Products and Devices, School of Pharmacy, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK

US Pharmacist. 2001;26(8) 

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Exposure to excess moisture can cause several types of skin problems. The most prevalent aquatic dermatosis is a condition known as external otitis, or swimmer's ear. Swimmer's ear can be extremely uncomfortable.[1] Until it resolves, the patient must refrain from further aquatic activities. Fortunately, it is a relatively minor otic condition that can be prevented by following simple measures.


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