Ear / May 19, 2021
By: Kelly Warf, Au.D.
Michael Layland, M.D.
Who doesn’t love the feeling of sand between their toes, the sun glistening overhead, and the salty breeze cooling them off? A wonderful day at the beach that ends with the slushing of water stuck in your ear; it seems like after a nice swim water always gets trapped in the ear. Sometimes the water travels out of your ear naturally and other times you end up doing a funny dance to get it out.
If the water is left in your ear this can turn into a bacterial infection commonly known as swimmers ear. This can lead to muffled hearing, drainage from the ear, and if left untreated can progress to pain or discomfort around the ear. While short exposures to water in the ear are fine, it’s best to remove and prevent an infection. The following tips can help remove water from your ear and prevent the frequency of episodes:
Tips for removing water from your ears:
If you are prone to ear infections/swimmers ear or if your symptoms persist for a couple days, call our office so we can create a treatment plan right for you. Pro-plug and custom swim plugs are also available. Call our office at 847-685-1000.
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The Ear, Nose, and Throat Center (ENT) is the premier Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery group in the northern Chicago suburbs. Our skilled and compassionate doctors can provide you with the latest advancements in total care for diseases, cancer, and disorders affecting the ears (including hearing), nose, mouth, allergy, sinuses, throat, head, and neck. We offer the highest level of specialty care for all ages from pediatric to geriatric.
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