Swimmer's ear is a common malady particularly affecting people who swim regularly or for prolonged periods of time. Susceptible people may be affected after only going in the water once or twice. Dirty water, or water containing soap or chlorine are more likely to cause the problem. These factors can cause inflammation in the skin lining the ear canal. This makes it less able to keep the bacteria out.
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Swimmer's ear is the common name for otitis externa caused from immersion of the ear. It may spread and affect the middle ear; a disorder known as otitis media.
Children are more prone to otitis media. This is because their Eustachian tubes are narrow and easily clogged by inflammation and mucus. Swimming in water which contains bacteria or chlorine can increase the risk of swimmer's ear. This is due to the irritation these factors can cause. Rinsing the ears with clean drinking water or surgical alcohol can really help prevent the problem.