Swimmer’s Ear Treatment for Children & Adults in the Silver Spring, MD, Area
Fast Track Urgent Care offers prompt treatment to adults and children with all types of non-life-threatening health concerns, including swimmer’s ear. Our fully equipped urgent care clinics in Silver Spring and Kensington, Maryland, provide swimmer’s ear treatment every day on a walk-in basis—just stop by when it’s convenient for your busy schedule, or you can take advantage of our convenient online booking system.
What Are the Symptoms of Swimmer’s Ear?
Also known as otitis externa, swimmer’s ear is an infection in the outer part of the ear canal between the eardrum and the ear opening. As its name suggests, swimmer’s ear often results from water that remains in the ear after swimming or taking a shower, which creates a damp environment that is ideal for bacteria growth. Some of the most common symptoms of swimmer’s ear include:
- Ear redness
- Itchiness inside your ear
- Drainage of clear liquid
- Ear pain
What Does Swimmer’s Ear Treatment Involve?
Fast Track Urgent Care’s experienced medical practitioners treat swimmer’s ear by carefully evaluating each patient’s symptoms and suggesting an appropriate course of care, which may include thorough ear cleaning and special ear drops to fight bacterial or fungal infections and reduce inflammation. If a patient is experiencing severe ear discomfort, we may also suggest a pain reliever to provide further relief from symptoms.
To learn more about swimmer’s ear treatment at Fast Track Urgent Care, contact us today or stop by our urgent care clinic in Silver Spring or Kensington the next time you need care. We look forward to helping you feel your best!