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Close-up of the pus discharging from the inflamed outer ear of a 14 year old boy. The infection known as otitis externa, or 'swimmer's ear', developed after swimming in a pool on holiday. Otitis externa can be caused by both fungal and bacterial infections. Symptoms may include itching, pain, a discharge of pus from the ear canal, and temporary deafness. Treatment may include antibiotic drugs, antifungal drugs, or corticosteroid drugs.
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