Downtown Houston is a great place to be - especially during the summertime - and with lots to do, you can spend several days touring the area. You can take in an Astros game or a Dynamo match, or find a cool place for a swim to beat the Texas heat. If you've been swimming in the past few days and have noticed that there still seems to be water in your ears, it could be necessary to visit an ear, nose, and throat clinic. Houston ENT & Allergy has a location right in the heart of downtown, and can treat your swimmer's ear this summer.
Swimmer's ear, or otitis externa, is an infection of the skin of the outer ear, as well as the ear canal. You've probably experienced some water getting in your ears during swimming, and have been able to remove it with a few shakes of your head. However, persistent swimmer's ear should be treated by a medical professional, since letting it go unchecked can lead to further complications. If necessary, we may recommend a thorough cleaning of your ear canal, or topical or oral medications.
Swimming is a great way to cool down during the Texas summers, but if you notice that you're constantly getting water in your ears, make an appointment at our downtown location today. It may be best to wear earplugs while you're swimming, or to avoid putting your head underwater for a time. We want you to have an enjoyable summer, and will do whatever we can to help.