Summer Swimming Dangers; Salt Water Cleanses; Treating Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear, an infection of the outer ear and ear canal, leads to more than 2 million doctor visits every year in America — and nearly $500 million in annual health care costs. Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears shares an easy, at-home solution to treat the...

One family raises awareness about a deadly freshwater amoeba called Naegleria fowleri that tragically claimed the life of their 7-year-old son. E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains how the amoeba is contracted, and why it can rapidly lead to death....

Can peeing in pools cause a toxic reaction? Research published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology reports that when chlorine combines with uric acid — a component of urine and sweat — it can form volatile chemical compounds that may...

Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra sheds light on seabather’s eruption, an extremely itchy rash that people commonly develop after swimming in the ocean. Also known as sea lice, sea poisoning and ocean itch, the rash occurs when a swimmer is...

A 2013 study conducted by the CDC found that more than half of public pools in the U.S. tested positive for E. coli. The Doctors and environmental scientist Jen Ervast share tips to help swimmers prevent sickness from contaminated pool water.