Tips for Preventing Ear Infections While Swimming

Ear infections are often brought on by water that remains in the ear, creating a moist environment that aids the growth of bacteria.

My top tips for preventing an ear infection are:

  • Dry each ear canal after swimming or bathing- use a towel to dry each ear.
  • Tip your head from side to side after getting wet to let the water drain out.
  • Use a hair dryer on the lowest setting, at least 12 inches away to dry ears.
  • Wear earplugs while swimming- remember to clean and steralise your ear plugs to prevent bacteria growth.
  • Wear a swimming cap.
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