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November 13, 2017

I could write for days about caring for the ears and sinuses. For now let's start with one single issue that at one time or another plagues us all. The outer ear infection, swimmers ear, or otitis externa. Something that after a lifetime of fighting I have finally conquered.

You can clearly see the black colonies of growth on a piece of skin that I removed from my ear. The skin would slough off and leave behind raw skin even more likely to get infected. 

I battled for years with this problem. As a kid I was always in the water and for most of my life had a chronic infection in one or both of my ears. This problem got worse as I began diving daily and it really started to hinder my spearfishing. If the condition is left untreated and subjected to more soaking and pressure the infection moves to the middle ear causing otitis media. This is that feeling of fullness you get in your ears as infected fluid builds up. This takes much longer to go away and usually requires a doct...

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