WHAT IS SWIMMER’S EAR?
Swimmer’s Ear, also known as Otitis Externa, is an infection in the outer ear canal. The most common cause of this infection is trapped water in your ear which often occurs after swimming, surfing or diving.
Moisture that remains in the ear, especially if infectious bacteria is present, grows well in the warm moist environment of the ear canal. It can also be caused by cotton swabs, salt crystals or other objects in your ear that scratch or damage the skin in the ear canal and allow infections to take hold.