Swimmer's ear can be so painful that some swimmer's cannot train until it is healed. Why not prevent it before it happens?
Swimmer's ear is an infection of the outer ear canal. It is usually caused by irritation from the ear being wet for too long. Some swimmers can't dry their ears well enough, and the water that got into the canal while swimming stays there. The canal becomes irritated and sometimes this leads to an infection - swimmer's ear!
How can you prevent it? One way is to use ear plugs to keep water out. Some swimmer's don't like to use them, but if you have a history of swimmer's ear, I suggest you give them a few test runs.
One of my favored brands of earplugs is Mack's, but most silicone-type earplugs will do the trick!
Trying to prevent swimmer's ear? Instead of staying out of the water, give earplugs a try.
Another item that could help is the EarDryer, great for after swimming to make sure all the water is out.