We are doing some research about people's experience of swimmers' ear. Might you be able to help us out by answering a few questions?
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1) Have you ever had swimmers' ear?
2) Have you ever used ear plugs to prevent swimmers ear?
3) Did they help?
Please send your answers below. We will publish the results when we've completed our research.
ZenPlugs are ideal for preventing swimmer's ear because they are specifically made for you. They create an ideal seal with your ear canal, working hard to keep water and germs out. The antibacterial Steritouch is perfect for killing all the nasties which cause ear infections. In this way they prevent otitis. The plugs are available from zenplugs.com/molded-earplugs/ and can be connected using a provided lanyard if you choose. This means you won't lose them if one pops out in the sea. They give double protection against swimmer's ear because they keep water out out and they kill germs. The brilliant Steritouch antimicrobial annihilates every nasty which has been demonstrated to lead to ear infections.
ZenPlugs even protect against surfer's ear by keeping cold wind and water out of your ears. Without protection deafness and repeated ear infections can ensue. With the advent of improved wetsuits surfers are suffering more from surfer's ear. Spending longer in the water means the ears are colder for longer, requiring improved protection. ZenPlugs are ideal. It is important to wear a surfing cap as well because the bone around the ear needs to be kept warm and dry as well.
Swimmer's ear frequently starts with a mild itch, progressing to discharge, deafness, pain and sloughing of the skin. Once it reaches this degree of severity you will probably need antibiotic drops to clear it up. Sofradex drops are great, combining an antibiotic, a steroid and an antifungal agent. Prevention is waaaaaay better than cure; wear our ear plugs regularly and you won't need the drops. If you have friends who swim regularly tell them about ZenPlugs Double Protection For Swimmer's Ear.
Please send your answers below and we will publish the results when we've completed our research.