Swimmer's Ear: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Diving into the refreshing pool on a hot summer day is a joyous experience, but the aftermath might not be as delightful. Swimmer's ear, a common woe for water enthusiasts, can dampen the excitement of aquatic adventures.

In this blog, we'll plunge into the causes, symptoms, and effective treatments for swimmer's ear, all while emphasising the importance of proper ear care.

What Causes Swimmer's Ear?

Swimmer's ear, medically known as otitis externa, is an infection that occurs in the outer ear canal. Contrary to its name, it's not exclusive to swimmers; anyone exposed to moisture is susceptible. Prolonged moisture in the ear creates a breeding ground for bacteria, leading to inflammation and infection.


●       Prolonged exposure to water

●       Scratches or abrasions in the ear canal

●       Trapped moisture after swimming or bathing

Symptoms of Swimmer's Ear

Detecting a swimmer's ear early is crucial for prompt and effective ear care. Here are the symptoms to look out for:

1.      Itching and Redness: The infected ear may become itchy and red, signalling inflammation.

2.      Pain and Discomfort: Swimmer's ear often brings pain, especially when touching or pulling the earlobe.

3.      Fluid Drainage: Pus or clear fluid drainage from the ear is a telltale sign of infection.

4.      Decreased Hearing: The inflammation can cause temporary hearing loss.

Effective Ear Care: Prevention and Treatment

Preventive Measures:

1.      Dry Ears Thoroughly: After swimming or bathing, ensure your ears are completely dry. Tilt your head to each side to help water drain out.

2.      Ear Protection: Use earplugs while swimming to prevent water from entering the ear canal.

3.      Avoid Foreign Objects: Refrain from inserting objects like cotton swabs into the ear, as they can cause scratches and worsen the condition.

Treatment Options:

1.      Sodium Bicarbonate Ear Drops Bp [Care] 10ML: These ear drops help create an environment in the ear canal that is inhospitable to bacteria, aiding in the healing process.

2.      Otex Olive Oil Ear Drops 10ML: Olive oil has natural antibacterial properties and can help soothe irritation while promoting healing.

3.      Earol Olive Oil Spray 10ML: An easy-to-use spray that delivers a fine mist of olive oil, providing relief and preventing the ear from drying out.

4.      Earex Olive Oil Drops 10ML: These drops can be gently applied to the ear canal, offering a moisturising and healing effect.

5.      Earcalm Pumpspray 5ML: A convenient pump spray designed to ease discomfort and reduce inflammation in the infected ear.

6.      Cerumol Olive Oil Eardrops 10ML: Formulated with olive oil, these drops aid in the softening and removal of earwax, promoting a healthy ear environment.

Get Perfect Ear Care With Pearl Chemist Group

At Pearl Chemist Group, we believe your ears deserve optimum care. Swimmer's ear might disrupt the melody momentarily, but our proactive ear care solutions ensure a swift return to harmony. Whether you're a devoted swimmer or an occasional bather, prioritise your ear health with our range of soothing ear care products.

From Sodium Bicarbonate Ear Drops Bp [Care] 10ML to Otex Olive Oil Ear Drops 10ML, we offer both online and in various Pearl Chemist Group locations, offer a wide range of options. So, dive into the waters, savour life's notes, and let your ears revel in the unparalleled care they receive from Pearl Chemist Group!