oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Common ear problems : medicine cupboard
|Article Title||Common ear problems : medicine cupboard|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Author||Jacky Van Schoor|
|Publication Date||Spring 2011|
Swimmer's ear is an infection of the external ear canal resulting from water getting trapped in there. This allows bacteria to proliferate in the ear canal and leads to infection and inflammation. Also called acute otitis externa, swimmer's ear is best treated with an antibiotic eardrops available on prescription from a doctor.
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