Thursday, June 23, 2016
Lacey Urgent Care and Treatment for Swimmer’s Ear This Summer
It is that time of the year again when the Lacey Parks and Recreation Aquatics center will be full of people swimming and enjoying their summer vacation. Swimming is an inexpensive activity wherein your children and you can have fun with family and friends, while staying cool. Unfortunately, this is also the season when they can be commonly plagued by an infection called swimmer’s ear. What is swimmer’s ear? Also known as otitis externa, it is an infection of the ear canal brought about by trapped water. This usually happens to swimmers, hence the name. But it can also happen to anybody who comes in contact with water, even through showering or bathing. The most common victims of swimmer’s ear are children and young adults who like to swim a lot, specifically in places where there is a high potential of the presence of excessive bacteria (i.e. public swimming pools).