Has your child ever had swimmer's ear? If so, you know how painful it can be. Swimmer's ear, also known as acute external otitis or otitis externa, is an infection in the outer ear canal (running from your eardrum to the outside of your head). The most common cause of swimmer's ear is bacteria invading the skin inside your ear canal. It's often brought on by water that remains in your ear after swimming. Usually, you can treat swimmer's ear with eardrops, but it can wreak havoc on your fun summer plans if you have kids who love to be in the water.
Ear plugs are a great way to prevent swimmer's ear; however, the trial-and-error process to determine which over-the-counter ones work and fit best can be quite frustrating for parents (and kids). Since this is our area of expertise and we've spent many years testing different products, we can help eliminate the guessing game. Our recommendation? The AquaSeal Custom Flotable Swim Plugs.
AquaSeal Custom Floatable Swim Plugs
These swim plugs are custom molded with easy-grip molded handles for placement and removal; include "right" and "left" markings; and are made with a soft, velvety silicone. Kids love them because they get to pick the color (or color(s) if they want the swirl option) to match their swimsuits, swim team, or just their fun personalities. Parents love them because they're bright (read: easy to find), they float (again, easy to find), and they keep ears perfectly clean and dry. With AquaSeal swim plugs, we simply take an impression of the ear (a quick, easy, and painless procedure), send off the impression with the color choice(s), and then the new ear plugs arrive 7-10 days later.
If you're interested in scheduling an appointment or learning more, feel free to call us. Don't wait until the last minute; swim season is right around the corner!