Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Swimmer's ear is a common summer time condition where a bacterial infection of the ear canal occurs. We want to see those kids for walk-ins or an appointment if you are suspicious of a swimmer's ear with pain in the ear and discomfort when the ear is touched or moved. Often these kids have been swimming recently. These infections are more common with untreated water (lakes, ponds, rivers, ocean), but often happen in treated water (pools, waterparks). See our website's protocol about ear aches for information about prevention and treatment of swimmer's ear here.