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Old 10-09-2009
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Hi all,

Upon leaving the pool today, an older lady who had been watching me from one of the loungers asked me if I wore anything in my ears in the pool. I said, no, I have never done. She recommended that I do, as she had been forced to quit swimming due to ear problems.

Is this common? Do a lot of swimmers wear ear plugs? It's got me wondering now. I've never had any problems with my ears after swimming.

Thanks,
Robert.
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Old 10-09-2009
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Hi all,

Upon leaving the pool today, an older lady who had been watching me from one of the loungers asked me if I wore anything in my ears in the pool. I said, no, I have never done. She recommended that I do, as she had been forced to quit swimming due to ear problems.

Is this common? Do a lot of swimmers wear ear plugs? It's got me wondering now. I've never had any problems with my ears after swimming.

Thanks,
Robert.
In my experience, one has to be careful. I tend to get inflammation of the external ear from time to time, and it has a propensity, once you have it, to return. I now use a swimming cap and make sure it covers my ears. Some water will still get in, but it doesn't 'flow' continuously in and out. I will also try plugs soon.

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Old 10-09-2009
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I started swimming around the month of May and had ear problems twice. I started using ear plugs -- Aqua Sphere -- and this has helped. I started wearing a cap as of yesterday.

I had a slight reoccurrence of redness last week and just stayed out of the pool until yesterday. I also put drops in my ear afterwards. I use Swim Ear that I got from a grocery store.

I'm trying different things before I have to change the amount of time that I spend in the pool. Next steps are to see a specialist and then change where I swim (in case the place that I swim has unusually dirty water).
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Old 10-10-2009
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Covering the ears with swim caps could get opposite result: water enters the ears but are hard to get out, that's why after a lap I often have to get the water out of my ears if the cap covers too much of my ears. If the earpluggs are of low quality, it may have similar result. I would be interested to know some confirmed reliable ear plugs.
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Old 10-10-2009
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sorry for the dumb question but being new to the forums i cannot figure out how to make a new post...
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sorry for the dumb question but being new to the forums i cannot figure out how to make a new post...
You will know if you unplug your ears
Seriously, just pick a topic and click on "New thread".
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Old 10-10-2009
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I use ear plugs - with two caps - only to help maintain warmth when water temp drops to lower 60s or below. To avoid ear infection when swimming in warmer water, I regularly use ear drops after swimming.
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Old 10-11-2009
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I swim with a "swimman" waterproof ipod. The ear buds keep all the water out and the music is sweet.
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Old 05-26-2017
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Did you know that people who spend most of the time in the pool generally face a common ear infection called Swimmer’s Ear? Our ears are important sense organs of human beings that let us communicate with our fellow beings and needs care like any other part of the body. These self-cleaning organs assist in hearing different noises, maintaining the balance of the body and controlling the amount of air pressure that the skull receives. Therefore, there is definitely a need to use earplugs while one is swimming in the pool so that the water does not reach the ear canal. By reading some reviews on the net, you will find the best earplugs for Swimming and the tips to choose the best one out. It is necessary to follow some precautions in order to avoid water traveling inside your ears so, read it carefully as it may help you save your precious sense organ from damage as well as infection by sing the earplugs . http://www.wearplug.com/best-earplug...mming-reviews/ has great and informational reviews about this issue .
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Old 07-07-2017
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It is recommended to use ear plugs while swimming. Because it can you to fight against the ear infections caused by the water.
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