Tips & Warnings
Prevent earwax buildup after swimming by using swim plugs, especially if swimming continually causes wax buildup. You should also soak up moisture around your ears as soon as possible after swimming with a clean, dry towel.
Do not attempt to clean out your ears using water, cotton swabs or other foreign objects, as this can further impact the earwax and worsen the problem.
Do not use earwax-softening drops if you know that you have a hole in your eardrum.
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Currently based in France, Laura Dixon has been a freelance writer since 2008. Dixon specializes in various topics including health, travel and culture. Previously, she worked as a weekly newspaper reporter in Central California. Dixon holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and international relations from the University of California.