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.
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.
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 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.
How Can I Prevent Swimmer's Ear?
Get tips on how to avoid getting the painful ear infection called swimmer's ear.
Slideshows & Images
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.
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.