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Swimmer's ear (otitis externa)

Swimmer's ear is an inflammation or infection of the outer ear canal. There are several things you can do to prevent it.

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Ear infection

Ear infections are common and children are most often affected by this condition. Ear infections can be made worse by getting water in your ears, smoking or breathing in someone else's smoke.

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Otitis media (middle ear infection)

Otitis media (middle ear infection) is very common in children and often disappears by itself. However, it sometimes needs treatment and can also affect adults.

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Coughs, colds and ear infections in children

It’s normal for a child to have 8 or more colds per year. Read this article to find out more about common childhood ailments.

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Labyrinthitis

Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of the balancing centre in your inner ear. Here’s how it may come about, symptoms to look out for and treatment options.

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Ears

Ears gather sounds. Learn more about its parts, how it functions, related conditions and tips to care about them.

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Grommets

Grommets are tubes inserted into the eardrum after repeated ear infections or ‘glue ear’. Learn when grommets are used and how to care for a child with grommets.

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Glue ear

Glue ear is a condition where the liquid inside your middle ear gets trapped and becomes thick. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and treatment.

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Fluid from the ear

Fluid coming from your ear is usually just ear wax, but sometimes it can be a sign of illness or injury. Read more here about its causes and treatments.

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Hay fever symptoms

Hay fever symptoms vary in severity, and your symptoms may be worse some years than others. Find out what the symptoms of hay fever are.

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Cold and flu during pregnancy

When you are pregnant you need to be careful how you treat cold or flu as it can effect your unborn baby.

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