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Floatable Swim Earplug
Custom-made waterproof swim plugs offer protection for those prone to ear infections or other ear problems. Made of soft hydrophobic silicone material for maximum comfort, the swim earplugs float so you can easily find them in the water. Swim earplugs come in a variety of solid, swirled and neon colors.
Causes of Swimmer’s Ear
Swimmer’s ear is an infection of the outer ear structures. It typically occurs in swimmers, yet since the cause of the infection is water trapped in the ear canal, bathing or showering may also cause this common infection. When water is trapped in the ear canal, bacteria that normally inhabit the skin and ear canal multiply, causing infection and irritation of the ear canal. If the infection progresses it may involve the outer ear.
Prevention of Swimmer’s Ear
A dry ear is unlikely to become infected, so it is important to keep the ears free of moisture after swimming or bathing. Removable swim earplugs, sometimes worn for hearing protection or Swim earplugs can be used to keep moisture out of the ear canal. Q-tips are a poor choice for this purpose, because they may pack material deeper into the ear canal, remove protective earwax, and irritate the thin skin of the ear canal creating the perfect environment for infection. We recommend against using Q-tips for this purpose.
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