Swimmer's ear is a problem I hope never to have, but I suppose it's something worth worrying about. I love to swim, and do it as often as possible year-round. In the summer I also swim at the beach whenever I can. I've never actually gotten an ear infection from swimming, but I do hate getting water in my ears-- I'm one of those people who stands there jumping up and down with her head sideways, trying to get that annoying drop of water out! I got so sick of doing that, I decided to start wearing earplugs while swimming-- problem solved.
But I saw an ad the other day for something called the Sahara DryEar. It's basically a little blow-dryer for your ear canal. (Maybe you can use it for styling Barbie's hair too.) It's about the size of a phone, runs off rechargeable batteries and comes with little replaceable tips. And it's not just for swimmers, either:
For Hearing Aid Users!Eew. Thanks for sharing, Bob.
"I've had a problem with my Hearing Aids due to perspiration in my ears. DryEar was the solution."- Bob Beckett
Anyway, I guess if you really suffer from swimmer's ear, this little doo-dad might be just the ticket. There are probably other ways to get warm air into your ear, but figuring out how to use a hairdryer without scorching your ear, or standing with your head over a radiator probably aren't as convenient. But expect to pay the price: the DryEar costs about $100! I think I'll stick with my Mack's Pillow-Soft Earplugs, much cheaper and reuseable many times. And who knew they were available at Amazon?!? I just bought some at the drugstore yesterday and paid almost twice as much!