Pediatrician Katie Jackson, M.D., shares tips on how to prevent swimmer's ear

As summer kicks off this week, many children have begun to enjoy pool time. Katie Jackson, M.D., a pediatrician at Utica Park Clinic Claremore, gives tips on how to prevent swimmer’s ear in her latest Claremore Progress column.

“The eardrum is like a piece of clear plastic wrap that stretches over the bones that move the sound waves to the brain,” Jackson wrote. “When there is fluid in the middle ear, the doctors can usually see it through the eardrum, and when the middle ear has an infection, the fluid will bulge against the “plastic wrap” in a way that the doctor can see.”