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Swimmers ear Otitis externa

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oneboy3girls Tue 26-Jan-16 12:34:21

Does anybody know whether swimmers ear can build up over the years .I have pretty moderate swimmers ear,although I only started to suffer in my 20s. I do not want my 8yr old DD to get swimmers ear.Iam contemplating her doing more swimming training and I would take her out ,if she was prone to ear infections.I do not want her getting to adulthood and suffering like me. Does anyone know if it lays dormant and then you can suffer as an adult?

magimedi Tue 26-Jan-16 13:20:25

I don't know if it can build up or not .

I swim 3 x a week & after an ear infection was advised by my GP to use ear plugs when swimming. I've been doing so now for at leas 18 months & have had no ear problems since.

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