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.