Swimmer's earONLINE VISIT

Get fast, convenient care for swimmer’s ear. No appointment needed.

Itching, change in skin color, or pain of the ear (outer ear infections only)

  • 5-10 minutes
  • Treatment plan in 15 minutes
  • For ages 3 - 64
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Only $25 for a virtual consult

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Get care now

Only $25 for a virtual consult


What is a swimmer's ear?

Swimmer's ear, known as otitis externa, is a condition that occurs when the outer ear canal becomes irritated or infected. It typically occurs when water, often from swimming or bathing, becomes trapped in the ear canal, creating a moist environment for bacterial growth. This can lead to inflammation, pain, and infection.

Common symptoms

Symptoms may include:

  • Ear pain or tenderness, often worsening when the earlobe is pulled or pressed
  • Itching or discomfort in the ear canal
  • Redness and swelling of the outer ear
  • Drainage of clear, pus-like fluid from the ear
  • Decreased hearing or a sensation of fullness in the ear
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Common treatments

Your provider will design a treatment plan tailored just for you. They may recommend the following, as medically appropriate:

  • Ofloxacin (Floxin)
  • Ciprodex
  • Neomycin-polymyxin-hydrocortisone
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Guided self-care
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Only $25 for a virtual consult

How It Works

How it works

We make getting care quick and easy so you can get back to what matters most.
Find your treatment
Choose the care option that best suits your current needs.
Answer some questions
Share relevant health information with a board-certified provider via online interview. Learn more.
Get a diagnosis and care plan
A provider will send you a diagnosis and treatment plan for your prescription.
Begin your care
If our medical team determines a prescription is medically appropriate, choose your preferred pharmacy to pick up your medication or have it discreetly delivered to your door.

Message your provider with any follow-up medical questions after receiving your treatment plan.