What is an Ear Canal Infection?


An ear infection is an infection of the ear canal (the tube that connects the outside of the ear to the eardrum). It is different from a middle ear infection (otitis media), which is an infection behind the eardrum.

Ear infections are especially common after swimming, which is why it’s often referred to as “swimmer’s ear.”

Ear infections are usually caused by bacteria:

You have ear pain and white or yellow fluid coming out of your ear
Your doctor can tell if you have an ear infection by examining your ears
The doctor will clean your ear and give you antibiotic ear drops and pain medication
keep the ear out of water until the infection clears up.QQ图片20230321132407

Post time: Mar-21-2023
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