oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Common ear problems : medicine cupboard

Volume 11, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



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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