Swimmer’s ear (Otitis externa) is an infection often caused by bacteria growing in the water left in your ear after swimming or showering. It’s essential not to give the bacteria a moist environment to thrive in, this is the most common sense approach to preventing swimmers ear. In fact, you can prevent most cases by drying your outer ear thoroughly after swimming or showering.Tip your head and let the water drain from your ears and you should remain infection. Dry only your outer ear, wiping it slowly and gently with a soft towel or cloth.
Should you go swimming in water that you suspect may not be clean or you have trouble getting the water out of your ears normally, try swimmers ear plugs. They are very inexpensive and they will help prevent swimmers ear. Whist most individuals never worry about swimmers ear as the ear canal is perfectly capable of drying itself by simple evaporation,some of us dread the uncomfortable feeling of swimmers ear.
If you need swimming ear plugs, click here for a wide selection of custom swim plugs, adult ear plugs and childrens swimming plugs. You can also use swimmers ear plugs for when you are traveling and need to shower or bathe in water that may not be up to British standards of cleanliness.