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    Do You Have Swimmer’s Ear?

Dr. Rinde Faderipo with Doctors Express tells us about Otitis Externa, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Get Ear Ache or Ear Pain Relief—Doctors Express Portland

Swimmer’s ear occurs when water gets trapped in the ear, resulting in the growth of bacterial or fungal organisms. Swimmer’s ear, also known as acute otitis externa, can affect those with eczema and excess earwax, and occurs more frequently in children and teenagers.

If Untreated, Swimmer’s Ear Can Result In:

  • Hearing loss
  • Recurring ear infections
  • Bone and cartilage damage

Signs and Symptoms Can Include:

  • Itching inside the ear
  • Worsening pain when tugging on outer ear
  • Decreased hearing
  • Intense ear ache or ear pain (possibly in surrounding areas)
  • Swollen lymph nodes in ear or upper neck
  • Redness and swelling of skin around ear
  • Sensation that ear is blocked or full
  • Drainage
  • Fever

Get Urgent Care for Swimmer’s Ear

If you’re worried about Swimmer’s ear, a family care provider at Doctors Express Portland can give you instant answers and fast treatment.

Simply book an appointment online, or walk in and be seen within minutes.

All Doctors Express Locations Are...

  • Walk-in friendly
  • Open 7-days a week
  • In-network for most Oregon insurers
  • Open flexible hours
  • Staffed by doctors, nursing staff and board certified healthcare providers

Have a question? Call 503-305-6262 or walk in—no appointment necessary.