Molded ear plugs tend to be made of non-porous plastics. This type are more hygienic and last longer in water than other varieties. Because they are fitted they tend to be more comfortable and effective at keeping water out of the ears. Water entering the ear can wash away the wax and soften the underlying epidermis. This allows bacteria to enter, causing otitis externa, also known as swimmer's ear.
Itching and soreness are early signs; take preventative measures before the infection develops. Full-blown infection requires drops containing antibiotics. They may also contain antifungals such as acetic acid and steroids. Used for several days these will cure most minor external ear infections. Oral (tablet or liquid) antibiotics may be required.
Molded ear plugs are easily connected on a cord. Unlike the malleable varieties ZenPlugs even contain an antibacterial. It actively kills the germs which cause ear infections. They can be molded to your ears in just a few minutes at home, saving you time and money compared with visiting the audiologist.
The plastic is wipe clean and impervious to water so does not deteriorate with use. The sea-water and chlorine in pool water won't damage the plastic. Some ENT surgeons recommend the use of ear plugs when a patient has a perforated eardrum any time water comes near the ears. This includes when washing the hair.
Get yourself a great pair of ZenPlugs Molded Ear Plugs and protect yourself from swimmer's ear for years to come.