If your ears itch after you've been in the sea then you may have the early stages of swimmer's ear. Water and irritants in it, along with bacteria, cause infections and inflammation in the skin. This can cause itching and soreness. If this is not nipped in the bud and subsequently progresses you can end up with a full-blown clinical ear infection. If you think you may have on a disorder ensure that you visit your GP or other healthcare professional for an examination.
Regular use of earplugs for swimming whilst you're in the sea should be enough to prevent the condition.
ZenPlugs moulded swimming earplugs are ideal as they have a unique double action against swimmers' ear. They are waterproof and antibacterial meaning that they are effective at preventing swimmer's ear.
ZenPlugs are excellent value for money as they are made at home in just a few minutes. This makes them a lot cheaper than audiologically fitted earplugs. The results are often comparable and in fact ZenPlugs make the only remoldable custom earplugs in the world. They can be remolded as often as you please, meaning that if they don't fit well the first time, you can remake them as often as you choose.
They can also be connected on the cord which is provided in the kit. This helps you to find them and makes you less likely to lose them if one comes out whilst you're the sea. You can tie the cord to the zipper on your wetsuit for security.
ZenPlugs are also available in a superb range of vibrant colours making them easier to spot if you drop them on the beach.
If the itching progresses to otitis externa then you may need antibiotic drops. These are often combined with an antifungal and a steroid such as acetic acid and hydrocortisone respectively. The antibiotic used is often gentamicin. These are sometimes combined together to form drops such as Sofradex. This is a combination of several different medications. Make sure you seek medical advice if you think you might have an ear disorder.
ZenPlugs Molded Ear Plugs are comfortable and effective. Ideal for sleeping, snoring, swimming, surfing and any whenever you need a reliable pair of antibacterial ear plugs.