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Understanding and Treating Swimmer’s Ear

Brian K. Heaberlin, MD, is a doctor at Lexington ENT & Allergy, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice. In the video below, he talks about swimmer’s ear – a condition that’s most common in the summer.

Swimmer’s ear is an infection in the skin of the outer portion of the ear canal.

Swimmer’s ear can occur when water remains in your ear after swimming, creating a moist environment that aids bacterial growth.

It also occur in people who have wax in their ears that holds water in place, or in people who over clean their ears – leading skin to be more delicate and allowing infection to develop easier.

Usually you can treat swimmer’s ear with antibiotic ear drops. Prompt treatment can help prevent complications and more-serious infections.

Treating Chronic Sinus Infections

Dr. Brian Heaberlin of Lexington ENT & Allergy, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, was a guest on the WLTX Spotlight segment to talk about the ways his practice can treat chronic sinus infections.

For more information about Dr. Heaberlin and Lexington ENT & Allergy, visit Lexington-ENT.com.

Brian K. Heaberlin, MD, Joins Lexington ENT & Allergy

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Brian K. Heaberlin, MD, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Heaberlin will work at Lexington ENT & Allergy, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

Dr. Brian Heaberlin

Dr. Heaberlin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and chemistry from the West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia, and earned his medical degree from the Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. He then completed his otolaryngology residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Heaberlin has additional specialized training from the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He has more than 10 years of experience providing comprehensive care of ear, nose and throat disorders to patients of all ages, with specific interest in the management of nasal and sinus disorders, allergies and thyroid disorders.

Dr. Heaberlin previously cared for patients in private practice in his hometown, serving as a head and neck surgeon. He joins the board-certified otolaryngologists, audiologists and advanced practice providers at Lexington ENT & Allergy to provide surgical and non-surgical treatments for ear, nose, throat, and head and neck disorders.

Lexington ENT & Allergy
Lexington Medical Park 2
146 East Hospital Drive, Suite 200
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 936 – 7530