Swim Plugs

It's Swimming Season: Tips to Avoid Swimmer's Ear

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If your child spends most of their summer days in the water, you've likely seen how painful swimmer's ear 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 is bacteria invading the skin inside your ear canal. It's often brought on by water that remains in your ear after swimming. 

The best way to reduce the chances of getting swimmer’s ear is to take some easy precautions:

  • Dry ears with a towel after swimming

  • Tilt your head to each side to allow any excess water to drain

  • Don’t insert anything into ears, and especially avoid the use of cotton swabs to clean ears

  • Use a hairdryer on the lowest setting to help alleviate moisture in the ear

  • Use ear plugs or a swim cap when swimming, especially in a river or lake

Ear plugs are the preferred way to prevent swimmer's ear; however, the process to determine which over-the-counter ones work and fit best can be quite frustrating for everyone involved. We've spent years testing different products and have taken the guess work out of it for you. Our #1 recommendation is 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 choose a color (or color(s)) to match their swimsuits, swim team, or simply their fun personalities. Parents love them because they're easy to spot and they float, which makes them hard to lose and easy to find if they do get misplaced. They also keep children’s ears dry and clean while swimming. 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 selections, 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 here!

Swimming Season is Here: Help Avoid Swimmer's Ear

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If you have a child who spends most Summer days in the water, you've most likely witnessed how painful swimmer's ear 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. 

The best way to reduce the chances of getting swimmer’s ear is to take some easy precautions:

  • Dry ears with a towel after swimming

  • Tilt your head to each side to allow any excess water to drain

  • Don’t insert anything into ears, and especially avoid the use of cotton swabs to clean ears

  • Use a hairdryer on the lowest setting to help alleviate moisture in the ear

  • Use ear plugs or a swim cap when swimming, especially in a river or lake

Ear plugs are the preferred 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). We've spent many years testing different products and have taken the guess work out of it for you. Our #1 recommendation is 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 selections, 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 here!

Custom Ear Plugs Help Avoid Swimmer's Ear

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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!

Swim Season is Around the Corner: Protect Your Ears!

Does your family frequently swim in a pool or lake during the summer? Is your child on a swim team? Has your child ever had swimmer's ear? Recurrent ear infections? Tubes? If you answered yes to any of these, this post is for you!

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.

There are many different types of ear plugs. The trial-and-error process to determine which ones work and fit best can be quite frustrating for parents. Not to mention generic swim plugs can be difficult to insert and uncomfortable for children. Since this is our area of expertise and we've spent many years testing different products, we highly recommend the AquaSeal Custom Floatable Swim Plugs. These are custom molded swim plugs that have easy-grip molded handles for placement and removal; "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), 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!