How To Treat & Prevent An Ear Infection From Swimming

Published on February 20th 2024


Our ears play a vital role in our day-to-day lives, so it’s normal to only notice something when it goes wrong but with our ears that can sometimes be too late. We want to address ear care when swimming. We look at how to avoid Swimmer's Ear or an ear infection, and in the worst case, if you do end up with symptoms, how best to treat them! Welcome 0:00 What is Swimmers Ear? 0:28 What else can give you an ear infection? 1:32 What is in our ears? 2:49 How do I know if I have an ear infection? 3:22 Symptoms of a severe ear infection 4:07 How to prevent an ear infection 4:41 What if I'm swimming in open water? 5:55 Useful Links Submit your Photo and Video to us 👉 Check out the GTN Shop 👉 GTN Training Plans 👉 Swimmer's ear is an infection in the outer ear canal, the area that runs from your eardrum to the outside of your head. For those of you who are interested, its official term is otitis externa. It's often brought on by water that remains in your ear which then creates a moist environment for long enough to aid the growth of bacteria, which leads to an infection. It is normally a result of bacteria, very rarely it can be brought on due to fungus or a virus. We’ll be looking at how to avoid swimmer's ear and in the worst case, if you do end up with symptoms, how best to treat them. Watch more on GTN... 📹 [INSERT APPROPRIATE VIDEO HERE] 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 📹 Watch our weekly show, The GTN Show 👉 Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound / Artlist 🎵 Hazy Light - Sum Wave Green Lane - Far Orange Midnight Haze - Jobii Scenic Route - DJ Eely he BOP (Sway to It) - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist #gtn #triathlon #swimbikerun #swim #bike #run The Global Triathlon Network (GTN) is the world's biggest triathlon YouTube channel, with new videos every day! GTN is for anyone who loves triathlon: from seasoned triathletes to first-timers – and everyone in between! With the help of our former pro and Olympic medal-winning team, we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better triathlete; including videos on: - How to swim, bike, and run faster with expert knowledge - Try our session ideas - Investigations into wide-ranging topics - The best triathlon bike tech and gear with pro-know-how - In-depth, entertaining features from the heart of the sport - Chat, opinion and interact with us across the channel and on social media! Join us on YouTube’s best triathlon channel to get closer to the sport and to become a better, faster and fitter triathlete! Welcome to the Global Triathlon Network. Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon bikes: Ergon: THEMAGIC5: ON Running: Orca: Park Tool: Precision Fuel & Hydration: Surpas: Truekinetix: Zwift: Watch our sister channels: Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training - Global Mountain Bike Network - GMBN Racing - GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network -