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Swimmer's Ear (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

swimmer's ear, external ear infection, outer ear infection, earache, otitis externa, ear infection, ear canal infection

Author and Editor

Author: Rahul K. Shah, MD, FAAP, FACS

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

REFERENCE: Otitis Externa in Emergency Medicine.

Previous contributing author: Saimak T. Nabili, MD, MPH

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/17/2013

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Otitis Externa »

Otitis externa is an inflammation or infection of the external auditory canal and/or auricle.

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