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Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear)

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: April 2002
Last Revision Date: April 2002

Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is otitis externa?

What causes it?

Who can get it?

What are the signs and symptoms?

Is it contagious?

How is it treated?

How long does it last?

Can it be prevented?

When should I call the doctor?

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