One of the most common sources of external ear discomfort is caused by bacteria typically found in
water and soil. Although it is mostly associated with swimming and watersports, swimmer’s ear
can also develop from normal bathing or showering. Common symptoms associated with swimmer’s
Itchiness, irritation or discomfort of the ear canal
Drainage from the ear
Redness inside the ear
In advanced cases, symptoms may include severe pain; swelling in the lymph nodes, fever, or
complete blockage of the ear canal
If you experience any symptoms of swimmer's ear—even if these symptoms are
only mild—be sure to talk with your doctor.
Viruses and bacteria that invade the middle ear can cause extreme discomfort and possibly lead to an
infection. This is the part of the ear where Eustachian tubes drain to the back of the nose and when
it gets blocked, fluid can build up and cause problems.
Since children are more prone to ear infections, be on the lookout for these symptoms:
Rubbing or pulling at one or both ears
Balance or hearing issues
Loss of appetite or sleeplessness
Fluid leaking from the ear
Irritability and excessive crying
*Auro® products do not treat this condition. The best way to deal with an ear
infection is to see a doctor.
Earwax is the sticky substance that protects the ears by trapping dirt and other particles before
migrating to the outer part of the ear where it dries up and flakes off. Problems arise when the
body either produces too much or the earwax has been pushed further into the ear.
Here are a few signs that earwax buildup may be an issue:
Feeling of clogged, plugged, or "full" ears
Ringing in the ears
Strange odor in the ears
Increased need to cough
Sometimes certain actions can cause a small hole to form in the thin membrane known as the eardrum.
Most of the time, the tear will heal on its own, but occasionally perforations require surgery to
avoid infections and hearing loss.
Actions that may cause the eardrum to rupture:
An ear infection
A foreign object in the ear
Barotrauma or altitude changes
A sudden loud noise like an explosion
An injury to the head
*Auro® products do not treat this condition. It's best to consult a doctor if
you suspect that you have a perforated ear drum.
Most often people notice this issue during airplane travel, but it can happen anytime that there are
rapid changes in air pressure. The sensation can feel as if your ears are blocked for a short time
before "popping" and opening up.
Tricks to help with the discomfort while flying are:
Use a decongestant
Chew gum or swallow often during take off and landing
Take a breath and hold your nose while gently forcing air out of the Eustachian tubes
Give infants a bottle during takeoff and landing
*Auro® products do not treat this condition.
Auro-Dri® Ear Drying Aid
Auro-Dri® Ear Drying Aid is safe, fast, and effective in relieving water-clogged ears. Use Auro-Dri® Ear Drying Aid to dry water in the ears and help relieve water-clogged ears after swimming, showering, bathing, or washing your hair.