How can I prepare for my bacterial ear infection appointment?

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If you are seeing a doctor about your or your child's bacterial ear infection symptoms, you'll want to be ready to answer questions about your symptoms and history. If you or your child has suffered from any kind of ear infection in the past, this would be relevant information for your doctor. If your bacterial ear infection is in the ear canal (a condition known as swimmer's ear), your infection is probably related to the amount of time you spend swimming or otherwise around water, and how you take care of your ears afterwards. Be prepared to answer questions related to these facts.

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