Otitis externa is a common malady affecting the outer ear and canal. Often going by the name swimmers' ear it consists of inflammation which is usually a result of infection. Often no cause is evident but repeatedly immersing the head in water can lead to the disease.
Water itself washes away the waxy protective layer on the skin. It then penetrates to the underlying skin. It softens it and makes it prone to infections. The water may well carry nasty bugs with it deep into the skin where they happily multiply and cause damage to the the skin. The ear looks red, swollen, sloughy and can exude pus, blood or serous fluid. A good pair of ear plugs will protect the ear from water and keep you safe from infection.
ZenPlugs Molded Ear Plugs are ideal for preventing swimmer's ear because they have a unique double-action. They kill germs and block water. This makes them useful whenever you have a swim in the pool or the sea, a bath or a shower. They can also be joined together with a cord so you can tie them to your wet-suit zip or the strap on your kit bag. The cord also keeps you from losing them if one pops out in the sea or the pool. The bright colours also make them easier to find.
Sufferers of eczema are more prone to otitis externa. This is because their skin is already inflamed and can be cracked on the surface, allowing bacteria in and making infection harder to treat. It is imperative to keep ear conditions under control if you swim regularly. ZenPlugs Molded Swimming Ear Plugs are made individually for your ears so are incredibly comfortable. They also contain Steritouch. This is a remarkably powerful antibacterial compound which will keep your ears safe from infection.