Nope, although it sounds exotic, it is actually not a rare condition at all. It is also referred to as outer ear infection, which is a common inflammatory condition of the outer ear, usually caused by infection. It is especially common in children, and more likely to occur in those who are frequently exposed to water.
How is Otitis Externa diagnosed?
Although it can be a painful condition, the diagnostic process is at least a pain-free experience. Diagnosis is mostly based on symptoms and physical examination of the ear canal with a lighted scope called an otoscope.
What are the causes and risk factors?
Swimmer’s ear is a form of otitis externa caused when water is trapped in the ear canal after swimming. Otitis externa not only affects swimmers but also those with eczema or excess earwax. It may even occur from excessive cleaning of the ear canal, contact with chemicals (such as hair spray), or contact with bacteria in hot tubs and Jacuzzis. Therefore, the well-known saying from doctors that the largest thing you are allowed to insert into your ear is your elbow!
What are the signs and symptoms?
That ringing in your ear might be more than just your spouse or kids! Typical signs and symptoms include the following:
- Draining of fluids or pus
- Difficulty in hearing
- Ringing in the ear
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Nausea or vomiting
Light at the end of the “tunnel” – does Silverlab have a safe and effective natural treatment?
Otitis externa is usually stopped in its tracks by means of a topical eardrop. Silverlab SPORT Swimmers Ear drops with Silver Repair™ is a new generation eardrop and the first line of defence against outer ear infection. It is simultaneously anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral, yet safe and nontoxic, without the risk of causing bacterial resistance or burning on application, without introducing added oils, alcohol or pH-altering substances into the canal, thereby respecting the unique nature and functionality of natural earwax. Safe for use in individuals with grommets or a perforated ear drum.
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