What Causes Swimmer's Ear?

Skin Reactions

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Certain body care products, such as lotions and hair sprays, and jewelry can cause skin reactions, which increase the risk of infection. Individuals with eczema, psoriasis, and seborrhea also have an increased risk of developing swimmer's ear due to the fact these conditions tend to cause itchy skin, and thus scratching, leaving those with eczema, psoriasis, and seborrhea vulnerable to cuts in the ear that bacteria can then invade. The best way to avoid contracting swimmer's ear due to skin reactions is to avoid getting chemicals from body care products into the ear, as well as avoid wearing jewelry that may cause an allergic reaction. For those with skin conditions that cause itching, it is best to avoid scratching if possible.

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