Methods Of Treating Swimmer's Ear

Avoid Using Headphones Or Hearing Aids

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Understanding why you should avoid using headphones or hearing aids plays a big role in your healing. When your ears are going through the healing process from their infection, it is important for there to be a clear path through the ear canal. This is because the bacteria thrive in an environment where there is no clear access to the outside. That is, the easier it is for moisture to accumulate, the easier it is for the infection to remain. Headphones and hearing aids both stop up the ear and prevent moisture from exiting. As a result, the infection may worsen. Instead, it is best for you to stop using headphones and hearing aids—and anything else that may go into your ear—until all of your symptoms have fully subsided.

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