Protect Your Ears While Swimming

Summer’s almost here! As the weather warms up and school lets out, you might be among the hoards hitting the beach or splashing in the pool. But after swimming all day, your inner ears may feel as if they’re filled with water.

It usually drains on its own, but if the water remains there for several days, it can be more than just annoying. It can become the perfect environment for bacteria, leading to an infection called swimmer’s ear. That’s a condition marked by redness, swelling, itchiness and pain when pressure is placed on the ear.

While it can be treated with antibacterial ear drops, it’s also easily preventable. Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control to help you avoid swimmer’s ear.

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Follow these tips to avoid a painful infection and a trip to your doctor. And if you need swim plugs custom fitted to your ears, visit one of Clifton Springs Hearing Center’s three locations today.