I just completed taking an elementary swimming course and ironically enough,
I think I got swimmer's ear on the last day of class. I don't get a discharge
or any itching, however, my ear (the left one) feels sore and swollen in the
middle of my ear (the middle ear?) and the ear c***is extremely warm as
if I have a fever. First, is this swimmer's ear? Second, is this serious?
Third, what is the remedy and when should I see a doctor about this?
P.S. I had been wearing ear plugs throughout the course, having had
prior experience (as a child) with ear infections which I no longer can
recall. But I took them off for a second, and got my ears wet the last
day of class. Would this have been enough to cause swimmer's ear?!