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What are the symptoms of outer ear infections?

Outer ear infections typically occur in one ear at a time. Symptoms often appear within a few days of swimming and may start with itchiness, followed by mild to severe ear pain. Other common signs include temporary hearing loss, discharge from the ear and a feeling of fullness in the ear.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 05 Dec 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Earache


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