Acute Otitis Externa (Swimmer’s Ear)

/ February 17, 2015/ Ear Care, Ear Conditions & Hygiene/ 6 comments

Acute Otitis Externa (Swimmer’s Ear) Ryan S. Jackson, MD Fellow in Head and Neck Oncology Acute otitis externa (AOE) is commonly referred to as “swimmer’s ear.” AOE is an inflammatory disease of the external auditory canal and may extend to the pinna itself. As its name states, it occurs acutely with an onset of 48 hours. It is characterized by

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