do you use ear plugs when you go to the pool or to the beach?
April 9, 2007 8:36am CST
From a very early age, i was always having problems with my ears. it was because of a continues inflammation, and the biggest problem my parents had to deal with, was my love to water. i could never resist water. On winter days i yearned for hot water baths, and on the summer days i lived on the beach and when that was too boring i went to the pool, to refreshe my senses. lol. But no matter what i choose to do, i always came back home with an ear inflammation, my parents tried to do everything in order to keep me away from the beach, but nothing helped, and the result was always the same result. Were you or are you just like me? do you get back home with ear inflammations as a result of water in your ears? How do you overcome this problem? do you use ear plugs? or do you have another method that works for you? do share.
10 Apr 07
I never used any of those, even those swimmer's caps. I prefer to enjoy the water the natural way, have fun in the sun and do every little things that I prefer doing whenever I'm on the water. I never had any inflammations, I guess that just goes very often and only to a small number of people. I try my best to avoid having waters on my ears, and if ever, I would surely try to take it out immediately. I take it off by pumping the other ear, which was not affected by water, and sometimes I just try to tilt my head down or sideways to let the water to come out instantly.
12 Apr 07
That's a shame. I used to live in the water growing up. I remember when I was little I did sometimes have blocked ears. I remember jumping on one foot with my head on the side to unblock them. Not so long ago I had my ears cleaned out and was given a solution to use which is the chemists own concoction instead of the 'Brand' name. It's 3 parts vinegar to 2 parts methylated spirits. It works a treat. But perhaps your issue is different.
• United Kingdom
12 Apr 07
Thankfully I don't have problems with my ears and I like the feeling of water trickling inside them, I'm like that in the bath I will lay on my side so that the warm water goes into my ears, cleans out the wax! I never use ear plugs because I find them uncomfortable and awkward. But I do have to have goggles because it's my eyes that suffer more when I go swimming.
9 Apr 07
I have never worn any ear plugs before, only earphones.. I've never experience that thing before, I'm sorry you have to go through that way.. Would your swimming style be part of the factor of you experiencing this? I recommend you do some research on how to avoid this when swimming so that you could lessen this problem..
• United States
9 Apr 07
I have never had a problem with ear infections. The only exception was when I spent some time in my friends hot tub, shortly after I got a terrible ear infection. Normally I have no problems though. My 5 year old son got tubes when he was younger. He had to wear plugs for a certain amount of time after, now that his tubes fell out he hasn't had a problem either.
9 Apr 07
I've never had a problem with ear inflammation from being in water strangely enough. I can only remember having an ear infection one time and it hurt badly. I remember taking the antibiotics and crying like a kid with the pain. I guess I'm lucky I don't suffer with them because I have a moderate hearing loss to start with, and I think an ear infection would render me temporarily deaf in one ear.