What's Going Around | Swimmer's Ear

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We’re a week into the summer season and that means a lot of pool time for most everyone. That's why it's no surprise that Otitis Externa, more commonly known as Swimmer’s Ear, is What’s Going Around.

While Otitis Externa (outer ear infection) commonly occurs after swimming or bathing as a result of an infection that develops in trapped water that irritates the canal, Centra Care physicians explain that there are other ways in which it develops and attribute recent weather as the likely culprit for the increase in diagnoses. 

If you suspect that you or your child has Otitis Externa, head to the closest Centra Care location. If it is bacterial in nature you will be prescribed prescription antibiotic eardrops, oral antibiotics, or both. You can easily make an online reservation or simply walk-in to any of our locations. 

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