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| Directions For Use |
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| Earol Swim® TTO FAQ's |
Q What is swimmers ear? (Otitis Externa)
A This is an infection in the skin of the ear canal, similar to an infection anywhere else on the skin such as from a scrape or a bite. It is different from an ear infection, which occurs in the middle ear space behind the eardrum. Swimmer’s ear infection occurs externally to the ear drum in the ear canal.
Q How does swimmers ear occur?
A When water gets stuck in the ear canal after swimming or bathing, the water can irritate the skin of the ear canal. This irritated skin then gets invaded by bacteria. This infection will fester until it builds up enough to cause pain. This can occur over a few hours, or can take several days. Lake water is the most likely to cause an infection, followed by ocean water, bath water, then pool water.
Q How common is swimmers ear?
A Each year in the UK, swimmers ear affects around 1% of the population. Although anyone can get swimmers ear, it is slightly more common in women than in men. The percentage can increase greatly dependent on activities associated with water.
People with certain chronic (long-term) conditions are at greater risk of developing otitis externa. Such conditions include:
Q How do I tell if my child has swimmer’s ear or an internal ear infection?
A Clues that your child has swimmer’s ear include:
Q What should I do if I have swimmers ear?
A Consult your Doctor or Nurse immediately.