Outer Ear Canal Infection (Acute Otitis Externa or AOE) is commonly known as Swimmer’s Ear because it is often caused by water trapped in the ear canal. The moisture softens the ear’s protective wax and allows bacteria to grow, eventually infecting the ear canal. But other injury to earwax can allow infection to take root. Sweat, allergies, and stress may also contribute to bacterial growth and Outer Ear Canal Infections2.
The bacterial infection causes inflammation, which can lead to other symptoms: itching, pain, drainage, swelling, and/or a sensation of fullness2. Outer Ear Canal Infections can spread beyond the ear canal and lead to a chronic infection, so contact your doctor if symptoms arise3.
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