Frequently Asked Questions

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WHAT IS TRAPPED WATER?

Trapped water is a common issue where water sticks in your ear canal especially when you spend time in water. Trapped water typically causes a plugged-up sensation and makes sounds appear muffled. Many people suffer from ear pain, tinnitus as well as loss of coordination and balance. If left untreated, there is a risk of developing Swimmer’s Ear, Surfer’s Ear or other issues that over time, will likely result in hearing loss.

WHY IS TRAPPED WATER DANGEROUS?

Trapped water is not a life-threatening condition but it can lead to outer ear infections, severe pain, a doctor’s visit and having to take antibiotics. If trapped water is not removed from your ear, you are at a greater risk of permanent hearing issues and ear damage. In the worst scenario, you may end up with an infection known as Swimmer’s Ear which can lead to deep tissue infections (cellulitis), bone and cartilage damage or necrotizing otitis externa. You should, therefore, take actions to avoid trapped water.

HOW DO I GET WATER OUT OF MY EARS?

If you have water in your ears, you can try any of the following at-home remedies:
• Lean your head to one side and make gravity do the work.
• Create a vacuum to pull water out of the ear canal.
• Use a blow dryer.
• Use alcohol or acid based drying drops
If water remains in your ears for too long, you are at a greater risk of outer ear infections, permanent hearing issues and ear damage.
However, if you use Ear Pro before entering the water, you can prevent trapped water altogether.

WHAT IS SWIMMER’S EAR?

Swimmer’s Ear, also known as Otitis Externa, is an infection in the outer ear canal. The most common cause of this infection is trapped water in your ear which often occurs after swimming, surfing or diving.

Moisture that remains in the ear, especially if infectious bacteria is present, grows well in the warm moist environment of the ear canal.  It can also be caused by cotton swabs, salt crystals or other objects in your ear that scratch or damage the skin in the ear canal and allow infections to take hold.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SWIMMER’S EAR?

Swimmer’s Ear can have mild, moderate and advanced symptoms:

  • Mild symptoms can include itching and slight redness in your ear, mild discomfort and fluid drainage.
  • Moderate symptoms can include intensifying itching, redness and fluid drainage, pain, swelling of your ear canal and decreased hearing.
  • Advanced symptoms can include severe pain, blocking of your ear canal, swelling of your outer ear and fever.

Ear Pro recommends contacting a doctor for advice when you notice even mild symptoms of Swimmer’s Ear. If you suffer from severe pain or fever, you should see a doctor immediately or visit the emergency room.

HOW DO I PREVENT SWIMMER’S EAR?

Here are some recommendations on how to prevent Swimmer’s Ear:

  • Make sure to dry your ears after swimming, bathing, diving or any other water activities.
  • Use ear drops, such as Ear Pro, before and after swimming.
  • Avoid swimming in water with high bacterial counts.
  • Avoid using cotton swabs or other objects in your ear.

Please consult your doctor before going in the water if you have recently had an ear infection or surgery.

HOW DO I TREAT SWIMMER’S EAR?

Swimmer’s Ear is usually treated with either prescription antibiotics, anti-fungal ear drops or other forms of ear drops and therapies. Many of these contain active medicinal ingredients and/or preservatives which can cause further allergies or sensitivities in some patients.
Ear Pro recommends contacting a doctor for advice when you notice even mild symptoms of Swimmer’s Ear. If you suffer from severe pain or fever, you should see a doctor immediately or visit the emergency room.

WHAT IS SURFER’S EAR?

Surfer’s Ear involves exostosis which are abnormal bone growths (bone spurs) in the ear canal. Irritation from repeated cold wind and water exposure initiates a protective action by the body causing the bone inside the ear canal to grow outward, constricting hearing and increasing trapped water issues.

Most avid surfers show at least mild bone growth, causing little to no problems. But, this condition is progressive, making it important to take preventative measures early on.  An informal study of professional surfer’s showed mild to serious Surfer’s Ear in nearly 100% of those tested.

Surfer’s Ear is not limited to surfing and can occur in any activity within wet and windy conditions, such as windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, jet skiing, kite surfing and diving. If left untreated, Surfer’s Ear can impact your hearing capabilities and, in the worst case, cause total deafness.

Ear Pro recommends contacting a doctor for advice when you notice even mild symptoms of Surfer’s Ear. If you suffer from severe pain or fever, you should see a doctor immediately or visit the emergency room.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SURFER’S EAR?

The first and most common signs of Surfer’s Ear include water plugged ears, muffled hearing and discomfort. Irritation from repeated cold wind and water exposure cause the bone surrounding the ear canal to develop lumps of bony growth which can constrict the ear canal. You might develop infections, causing pain and hearing loss.

Most people do not know they have surfer’s ear until it is fairly advanced and many ear doctors are not familiar with Surfer’s Ear issues and often misdiagnose early cases.

If you surf long enough without protection, you WILL get surfer’s ear.

HOW DO I PREVENT SURFER’S EAR?

Here are some recommendations on how to prevent or at least slow the onset of Surfer’s Ear:

  • Use earplugs to keep water and windout of your ears
  • Wear wetsuit hoods to protect your ears from wind
  • Use ear drops, such as Ear Pro, before and after surfing
  • Use a blow dryer after surfing to help water evaporate
  • Don’t surf (not likely)

HOW DO I TREAT SURFER’S EAR?

Treating Surfer’s Ear often involves surgery to remove the obstructing ear canal bone, using a binocular microscope. Most ear surgeons use a drill or micro-chisel to remove the bone and may approach the area directly via the ear canal or by making an incision behind the ear and dissecting the ear forward.

The bone growth has been shown to have a memory and may regrow even if you stay out of the water.

HOW DOES EAR PRO WORK?

Ear Pro’s main ingredient coats the ear canal with a highly water-repellent layer, waterproofing the skin lining and preventing water from “sticking” or trapping in the ear. This limits direct skin exposure to water and any contaminants or microorganisms contained in the water, helping to prevent ear infections and Swimmer’s Ear.
The water-repellent barrier prevents entrapment of water, reducing the risk of developing Surfer’s Ear and it contains oregano oil whose natural antimicrobial properties target any bacteria and fungi that can cause ear infections.
Ear Pro is highly effective and helps people of all ages enjoy the water without fear of ear issues.

WHY IS EAR PRO DIFFERENT?

Ear Pro is used before going into water and includes natural anti-infective properties that coat the outer ear canal with a highly water-repellent layer.
Most products on the market are used after being in the water. They are based on alcohol, acetic acid, glycerin and other drying agents – extremely harsh substances for the delicate skin of the ear canal that can destroy natural bacteria and the flora needed for healthy ears.

HOW DO I USE EAR PRO?

To get the most out of using Ear Pro and to protect your ears fully, please follow these guidelines:

  • Apply one spray of Ear Pro in each ear.
  • Softly rub the tragus (outer skin) to make sure the ear canal is coated.
  • Jump in the water and enjoy yourself.
  • Reapply after 2 hours of water exposure.

Ear Pro leaves your ear naturally, there is no need to wash it out.

CAN CHILDREN USE EAR PRO?

Yes. Due to Ear Pro’s natural formula, it can be used by infants, children and adults of all ages.

HOW MANY DOSAGES ARE IN ONE BOTTLE OF EAR PRO?

One bottle of Ear Pro will last for approximately 200 applications. That’s 100 water sessions for both ears!

HOW LONG CAN I USE EAR PRO AFTER OPENING THE BOTTLE?

Once opened, you should use your Ear Pro bottle within 6 months.

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