Swimmer’s ear (otitis externa) is an infection in the outer ear canal, which runs from your eardrum to the outside of your head. It’s often brought on by water that remains in your ear after swimming, creating a moist environment that aids bacterial growth.
The most common cause of this infection is bacteria invading the skin inside your ear canal. Usually you can treat swimmer’s ear with eardrops. Prompt treatment can help prevent complications and more-serious infections.
We provide examination, advice and preventative ear drops for helping to prevent recurring cases of swimmers ear (infection of ear canal and outer ear).