Which Earplugs Are Best For Swimmers' Ear Prevention?

Which Earplugs Are Best For Swimmers' Ear Prevention?

Which Earplugs Are Best For Swimmers' Ear Prevention?

Do you have any experience of swimming earplugs and swimmers ear?  Whether you've had it and found ear plugs helpful or not. Whether you've never had it, or whether or not you've used swimming ear plugs or not, please let us know.  We are carrying out some research into causes and effects of swimmers ear and whether or not ear plugs can help.  Please use the comments box below to leave us some feedback for our study.

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If you are a keen swimmer it is worth getting yourself a decent waterproof MP3 player. Then you can keep yourself motivated during those long hours training in the pool. When you are training for a triathlon or Iron Man challenge it can become very boring swimming up and down. Length after length, hour after hour, day after day.

Do you have any tips and tricks for people to help them avoid developing the problem?  Swimming ear plugs can help; they need to be non-porous and ideally connected by a cord so you can tie them to the zipper on your wetsuit.  ZenPlugs are ideal; available singly or in bulk.  Swimmers' ear is an unpleasant infection of the ear canal and external ear.  Itching and soreness are early signs which progress to pain,discharge and muffled hearing from build up of ear skin debris.

Friends of mine tip clean drinking water or concentrated alcohol in their ears after swimming or scuba diving. This is particularly helpful in the warm waters of the Caribbean. This really helps prevent them from developing swimmers ear.

Use the comments box below to let us know what you do.