A surprising variety of ear plugs are available to buy. This often makes it difficult to decide which are the best for swimming. Regular swimmers will know that ear plugs are often necessary to prevent swimmer's ear. This is infection involving the canal and outermost parts of the ear. The condition is unlikely to affect occasional swimmers. Those with a dermatitic ear condition may develop problems. This is particularly if they immerse themselves in polluted, chlorinated or bacteria-laden waters.
Judicious application of swimming ear plugs can prevent the ailment. These need to be resilient, waterproof, comfortable and affordable. ZenPlugs Molded Swimming Ear Plugs are ideal because they are antibacterial. They also have all these features.
They are cord connected and coloured vivid hues making them hard to lose. The thermoplastic lasts for years of normal use. This makes them far better value than visiting the grumpy audiologist. He will charge you an arm and a leg to have your ear molds done.
The early signs of swimmers' ear are mild soreness and itching. Take preventative steps before this progresses to a full-blown infection requiring antibiotics. Don't stick mucky fingers and pencils in your ear to scratch. You will damage the skin, worsening and prolonging the course of the infection.