Is it safe to swim after ear wax removal?

Professional earwax removal can effectively remove symptoms of impacted earwax and the results often feel amazing. If you want to ensure your ears maintain this optimal state, you may be wondering if it is safe to swim after earwax removal. It is generally safe to swim, however, there are precautions you can take to minimise the risk of complications arising. Here are some general guidelines you can follow:

Use Ear Protection: If you are concerned about potential complications, it is advisable to swim using earplugs to protect your ears. This can help to alleviate the chances of water entering the ear canal, thus protecting it from infections.

Avoid Submerging the Head: We recommend trying to keep your head above water when swimming as submerging your head in water may cause water to enter the ears.

Dry Ears Thoroughly: Drying our ears thoroughly after swimming is imperative to ensuring water doesn’t settle in the ears. Be sure to tilt your head on both sides to allow water to drain out. For an additional step, you can use a hairdryer on the warm setting at low speed to gently dry any remaining water.

Monitor for Symptoms: We strongly advise being wary about any signs of infections or irritation after swimming. If you are experiencing swelling, redness, or pain in the ear, be sure to contact your healthcare provider immediately.

If you are looking to book a micro-suction earwax removal appointment, contact Ear Wax Care today and allow our NHS-trained audiologists to assist you.

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