Is Surfers Ear the same as Swimmers Ear?

Mar 19, 2024 | Ear Microsuction, Private, Treatments

Swimmers ear normally occurs with people whose ears are exposed to water regularly through activities like swimming (hence the name). This regular exposure can cause bacteria to manifest in the ear canal causing infection of the ear canal.

This maybe painful, itchy and have a sensation of fulness or pressure and in some cases may have a leakage or discharge from
the ear. Normally antibiotic drops are used to treat this.

So it not the same but it may be possible to have both. If you are in any pain – it is best to seek medical advice.

At 3 Way Physio, our team of Physiotherapists have differing specialities ensuring we are able to cover many conditions.

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