What does swimmer's ear feel like?
Symptoms of swimmer's ear include:
- Pain or itching in the outer part of the ear (the pain is often worse when the ear moves, such as when you are chewing)
- A stuffy or plugged-up feeling in the affected ear
- Fluid draining from the affected ear
- Decreased or muffled hearing
If left untreated, the affected ear can become swollen and very painful to the touch. The fluid may become more pus-like and the muffled of decreased hearing may become worse.
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