Northfield Hospital & Clinics has been recognized with a 2016 Minnesota Bridges to Excellence Award for improving care delivery and outcomes for patients with diabetes and vascular disease at its Northfield and Farmington clinics.
ENT specialist Dr. Gerard O’Halloran explains:
The formal name for Swimmer’s Ear is otitis externa. It’s an infection of the skin of the ear canal that can be caused by swimming, but can also be caused by trauma to the skin of the ear canal by Q-tips or scratching. The bacteria that cause otitis externa love moisture, so the infections are more common during swimming season and when the weather is humid, but it can also occur during dry winter months. Anyone of any age can get it.
How do I know if I have swimmer’s ear?
Thanks, KYMN for talking with Dr. Ben Flannery and Board member CC Linstroth about a cool early-literacy program that's getting its start at the Northfield Clinic. Hear their interview here: http://kymnradio.net/2016/08/03/morning-show-jeff-johnson-dr-ben-flannery-cc-linstroth-1-2-3-read-program/