Swimmer's Ear Directory
Swimmer's ear is an inflammation and infection of the ear canal. It occurs when the protective film that covers the ear canal is removed. Swimmer's ear often develops when excess water enters the ear canal. But other conditions can cause swimmer's ear, including allergies, forceful ear cleaning, and skin problems. Symptoms can include itching, pain, and a feeling of fullness in the ear. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how swimmer's ear is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Ear Tubes: What to Expect
Frequent infections and fluid in the ear might mean you or your child needs ear tubes. Learn what the surgery is like, how it helps, and how to get ready.
What Are the Treatments for Swimmer's Ear?
Find out how eardrops and antibiotics can help you get rid of a painful ear infection called swimmer's ear.
What Are the Symptoms of Swimmer's Ear?
Find out what kind of symptoms to expect if you get an infection called swimmer's ear.
What Is Swimmer's Ear?
Find out what causes the painful ear infection called swimmer's ear (otitis externa) and what you can do to treat it.
Slideshows & Images
The Ear (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Definition, Conditions, and More
WebMD's Ear Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the ear as well as an overview of ear-related health problems. Learn about the ear's function in the body and test and treatments that may affect the ear.
Slideshow: Anatomy of an Ear Infection
WebMD takes you on a visual tour through the ear, helping you understand the causes of childhood ear infections and how they are diagnosed and treated.