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What are the symptoms of swimmer's ear?

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The symptoms of swimmer's ear include:

  • Itching inside the ear
  • Watery discharge from the ear
  • Severe pain and tenderness in the ear, especially when moving your head or when gently pulling on the earlobe
  • A foul-smelling, yellowish discharge from the ear
  • Temporarily muffled hearing (caused by blockage of the ear canal)

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American Academy of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 27, 2017

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American Academy of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 27, 2017

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