All about Swimmer's Ear

Pediatrician Tamiko Jordan, MD, shares advice on swimmers ear, including the causes, symptoms, and best treatments for swimmer's ear
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All about Swimmer's Ear

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Swimmer's ear, also called Otitis Externa is an infection of the outer part of your ear, and can be caused by bacteria or a fungus. It's very common in the summer time when kids are swimming a lot. The symptoms can be pain when pulling on the ear, or any pressure on the ear, or even chewing food. Your doctor can easily diagnose this by looking in the ear canal and can treat it with antibiotic drops; sometimes with steroids to reduce the swelling. If your child's ear is very swollen and the drops aren't going to get in, they may have to insert a tiny wick that will help the antibiotic drops go in and treat the infection.

Pediatrician Tamiko Jordan, MD, shares advice on swimmers ear, including the causes, symptoms, and best treatments for swimmer's ear

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Tamiko Jordan, MD

General Pediatrician, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Dr. Jordan was born in Riverside, California and received her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine.  She completed her pediatric residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and has since worked in many different settings.  Currently she is an attending pediatrician at the Altamed General Pediatric Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where she teaches pediatric residents and sees her own patients in private practice.  She has been featured on ABC7 and FOX11 news as well as the Patt Morrison Show on 89.3 KPCC.  Her latest project is the asthma clinic at Altamed, where she can spend more time educating patients and parents about optimizing their asthma care and minimizing ER visits and lost school days.  

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