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Swimmer's Ear Can Be Painful If Not Treated Correctly

Posted June 28, 2002 4:30 a.m. EDT

— A dip in the pool could lead to a painful condition called swimmer's ear.

Swimmer's ear occurs when fluid gets in the outer ear canal and causes an infection. The condition is most common during the summer.

Doctors recommend wearing ear plugs, but if you get water in your ear, over-the-counter solutions can help dry it up.

Once the pain of infection sets in, you need to see your doctor for antibiotics.