Swimmer's Ear | AFC Urgent Care

Get Ear Ache or Ear Pain Relief at AFC Urgent Care Portland

Swimmer’s ear occurs when water gets trapped in the ear, resulting in the growth of bacterial or fungal organisms. Swimmer’s ear, also known as acute otitis externa, can affect those with eczema and excess earwax, and occurs more frequently in children and teenagers.

If Untreated, Swimmer’s Ear Can Result In:

  • Hearing loss
  • Recurring ear infections
  • Bone and cartilage damage

Signs and Symptoms Can Include:

  • Itching inside the ear
  • Worsening pain when tugging on outer ear
  • Decreased hearing
  • Intense ear ache or ear pain (possibly in surrounding areas)
  • Swollen lymph nodes in ear or upper neck
  • Redness and swelling of skin around ear
  • Sensation that ear is blocked or full
  • Drainage
  • Fever

Our Walk-In Clinics Are:

  • Walk-in friendly
  • Open 7-days a week 
  • In-network for most Oregon insurers
  • Open extended hours
  • Has X-Ray and Lab onsite