Time-tested swimmer's ear cures
As discussed in another article, the human earlobe is shaped perfectly to direct water away from the inner canal, whether a person in bathing, showering or even submerged in water, be sure to remind yourself of swimmer's ear cures. However, that doesn't mean that water doesn't sometimes get in. Although moisture does usually drain out without any unhealthy effects, it does occasionally cause infection and irritation. It generally does not take long for an afflicted individual to seek out swimmer's ear cures, either.
If cleaning of the lobe fails to resolve the discomfort, there are drops available to dry out any remaining moisture and clear up inflammation. (Note: It is important that individuals do not insert anything into their ears beyond the earlobe. Probing too deeply with a cotton swab or other implement can be dangerous. If you suspect that there might be a foreign object or pooled water near the eardrum, visit an emergency room or consult with your doctor immediately for safe swimmer ear cures.) In severe cases, a physician may prescribe oral pain and anti-inflammatory medications.
BioEars earplugs for infection prevention
One final piece of advice for preventing nasty irritations and infections: keep the ear protected and dry. For many water lovers, the idea of staying out of the pool is unheard of. If you must swim, at the very least protect the irritated ear with BioEars earplugs or even custom earplugs (follow the same rule in the shower too). Refrain from diving and swim with the head completely above water.
Whether you're protecting an existing inflammation or simply trying to prevent one in the future, consider regular use of comfortable, versatile and affordable foam earplugs. Cirrus Healthcare Products has some great choices for the pool.