What Are the Signs And Symptoms Of Swimmer's Ear?

Swimmer's ear is a common disorder in those who swim. Wearing swimming ear plugs prevents the problem.  It happens when water repeatedly enters the ear. This washes away the protective wax and softening the skin, allowing bugs and germs to get in.  This causes redness, inflammation and infection which result in the signs and symptoms.

What Are the Signs And Symptoms Of Swimmer's Ear?

What Are the Signs And Symptoms Of Swimmer's Ear?

The signs and symptoms of swimmer's ear include;

  • Soreness
  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Watery or purulent (pus) discharge
  • Reduced hearing
  • Flaky skin
  • Redness

It is caused by the effect of water on the skin of the ear and is usually prevented by wearing ear plugs when you swim.  Treatment involves keeping the ears dry. You also need to use drops containing a combination of drugs. These might include antibiotics, antifungals such as acetic acid (vinegar) and steroids.

Make sure you get a pair which are waterproof and fit well so you keep the water out of your ears.  Colourful ones are ideal as you can see them easily if you drop them on the floor.  ZenPlugs are ideal as they are individually molded to your ears so are highly effective at keeping water and bacteria out.

Treat yourself to a high-quality pair of ZenPlugs Ear Plugs and protect yourself from swimmer's ear for years to come.