Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q and A: Ear infections after swimming

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I swim for exercise and relaxation. I try to get in the pool about three times a week. Recently, I have begun to have episodes where it feels like water is still in my ear. Then my ear becomes red and painful. ...

Neuroscience

Damaged nerve behind athletes' post-concussion issues

Many professional athletes who have sustained head trauma in sports have lingering symptoms that affect everyday life, including depression, dizziness, difficulty focusing the gaze and balance problems. Little help has been ...

Dentistry

Root canal treatment work still favored for badly damaged teeth

Few patients regret having a severely damaged tooth saved by a root canal filling. A University of Gothenburg thesis shows that 87 percent would choose the same treatment again, if in need, although pain and discomfort around ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q and A: How to avoid swimmer's ear

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter is 7 and has been taking swim lessons this summer. She has been complaining about her ears hurting, and our pediatrician diagnosed her with otitis externa and prescribed eardrops. What is otitis ...

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