swimmer's ear


swimmer's ear

noun

Definition of SWIMMER'S EAR

:  inflammation of the canal in the outer ear that is characterized by itching, redness, swelling, pain, and discharge and that typically occurs when water trapped in the outer ear during swimming becomes infected usually with a bacterium

First Known Use of SWIMMER'S EAR

1961

swim·mer's ear

noun \ˈswim-ərz-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SWIMMER'S EAR

: inflammation of the canal in the outer ear that is characterized by itching, redness, swelling, pain, discharge, and sometimes hearing loss and that typically occurs when water trapped in the outer ear during swimming becomes infected with a bacterium (as Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Staphylococcus aureus) or rarely with a fungus

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