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It seems to be on a yearly basis that I get one blocked ear and more often or not followed by an ear infection, this is normally remedied by a trip to the nurse at my local G.P. and having my ears syringed.
There are two main categories of ear infections that adults can develop, acute middle ear infections and outer ear infections. Most ear infections in adults are outer ear infections (otitis externa), but middle ear infections (otitis media) can occur.
Otitis Externa is sometimes called 'swimmer's ear' because it is common among swimmers. It occurs when contaminated water enters the outer ear allowing germs to grow and thrive due to warm, moist conditions, also letting shampoo and soaps enter the ear when showering.
Symptoms of swimmer's ear include: ear redness, itchiness inside the ear, flaking of the skin on the ear, pain when moving the head or touching the ear and also sometimes a fever may develop.
Swimmer's ear is fairly easy to diagnose and usually treated with antibiotic ear drops. Sometimes pus and debris will need to be cleaned out by your physician. You can prevent swimmer's ear by using ear plugs before swimming or bathing, gently drying your ears with a blow dryer on the lowest setting after swimming or bathing, not inserting objects in the ears, and not swimming in polluted water.

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Well, times have changed and for some reason, they say for safety this has come to a stop as long term damage can be caused by this method, or at least only as a last resort.
I know that having your ears syringed can make you feel a little disorientated so after the procedure and on many occasions I have had to sit in the surgery waiting room until I felt right to walk.
I did not know that having an ear infection would give off similar symptoms and I only found out today after my jog in the park with Ian.
Tonight my jog came to an abrupt end as I felt so giddy that it made me sick.
Thankfully this problem is easily treated and for the next seven days I am taking an antibiotic ear spray.