"Staph Infection Emerging As Serious Surfer Ailment"
By Corky Carroll
"Last week I presented some information on an ear problem that many surfers have commonly called "surfer's ear" — something that has come into my life many times. It frequently takes surgery to take care of this problem, and I have had it done five times. The doctor who finally got mine under control is Dr. Carol Jackson of Newport Beach. I asked her to write about it for my column, and last week she shared her thoughts on this problem. This week I am continuing with what she wrote for me, this time about staph infections that are turning up more and more among surfers everywhere, but especially those here in the Orange County area". (Read More)
"Don't Want Surfer's Ear? Keep It Dry"
By Corky Carroll
"One of the occasional health issues that we who surf here in Southern California has to deal with is a little condition commonly referred to as "surfer's ear." I could be the poster boy for this condition. These little bumps, which are actually bone growths, form inside your ear canal just outside of your ear drum your body grows to protect itself...The answer to this problem is surgery...
One time I had a bad doctor, thanks to my insurance telling me that was who I had to go to, and he screwed the packing up, and my skin grew a membrane across the canal. I kept going back and it kept growing back together. Finally, I went to a really good doctor... Take my advice, folks. If this happens to you, get an expert doctor. The best I know of is Dr. Carol Jackson in Newport Beach. She is right across the street from Hoag Hospital and has an office full of hot babes working for her. I call 'em the "ear babes." (Read More)