By Tamsin Brown •
Published: 17 Jun 2022 • 16:43
Swimming can be a cause of ear infections.
Swimming can lead to ear infections if the ears do not dry out properly. Read on to find out what you can do to prevent them.
You probably know that your skin needs extra attention during the summer to protect it from the sun’s rays, but you might not think about your ears so much. Whether you practise water sports in the sea or prefer to spend an hour at the local swimming pool, the large amounts of humidity can lead to an infection of the middle ear (acute otitis media) or the outer ear (acute otitis externa).
The problem is not that water gets into the ears, but that it does not dry properly afterwards, as the humid environment is an ideal condition for an infection. This is why you should follow the guidelines given below to help protect your ears.
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Originally from London, Tamsin is based in Malaga and is a local reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering Spanish and international news.
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