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Swimmer's ear

MECHANICSVILLE, VA (WWBT) - With temperatures consistently over 90 degrees and in many cases more than 100, hopefully you have been able to get into a pool.  If you have that means you could end up dealing with a problem called "swimmer's ear".

Dr. Kenneth Simpson is helping his patients with swimmer's ear at Cold Harbor Family Medicine.

Swimmer's ear can be related to prolonged water exposure while swimming.

It sometimes is more common in people with chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.

Treatment includes avoiding water or swimming. You can also try drying agents. If the problem doesn't go away, then you may need to see an ear, nose and throat specialist.

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