advertisement
18 August 2016

Swimmer’s ear can be extremely painful, especially for small children

Swimmer’s ear can be extremely painful, especially for small children. A fungal or bacterial infection caused by water caught in the ear canal, it typically results in swelling and some discharge. It’s easy to prevent the problem by taking care to dry the ears with a towel after swimming. If one is handy, use a hair dryer on low power to dry the ears from a distance of about 20 centimetres. Never use a cotton buds to clean or dry the ear canal.

advertisement

Live healthier

Protect your skin »

Just a little weightlifting can help your heart How to handle incontinence at the gym 10 ways to keep your skin glowing with good health in 2019

Avoid germs at the gym to protect your skin

The bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause skin infections love warm, moist places like sweaty exercise equipment and locker room showers.