The ear is a sensory organ and is one of the most sensitive body part. A common ear infection is swimmer's ear, which can be diagnosed in three categories; mild, moderate and advanced stages. Swimmer's ear is normally caused by bacteria found in water and soil. If one is exposed to too much water or moisture, it can lead to the infection. Cotton swabs can cause scratches in the ear, therefore if water with the infectious bacteria comes in contact with it, it will cause the infection to spread.
Symptoms to look for in swimmer's ear stages:
If these symptoms are felt, calling a doctor immediately is important. If proper care is not taken quick enough, the infection can lead to complete hearing loss because of the damage of the ear drum. It can also cause damage to cartilage in the ear, deep tissue damage that can spread to more areas than just the ear.
To prevent such infections, easy steps can be taken to avoid possible long-term damage:
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