This year’s monsoon is anxiously anticipated in many parts of the country. The risk of microbial illnesses will rise even though rain is predicted to relieve the oppressive heat. In addition to affecting the skin and eyes, fungi can also infect the ears during the rainy season. One’s ears may become infected with fungus if contaminated rainwater gets inside of them. Microbes that cause fungal infections can thrive in conditions of excessive humidity. You may become more susceptible to ear infections if you have debris in your ear or bruising from earbuds. Otomycosis, a fungus that affects the ear, also damages the ear. Here, we are sharing some tips to prevent yourself from ear infection during monsoon.
Causes of ear infection
Infections can be brought on by the common cold, the flu, or even allergies. Additionally, bacterial ear infections are caused by bacteria including Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae. Although there are occurrences of bacterial infection throughout the year, the rainy season sees a sharp increase.
Ear infection signs during the wet season
Symptoms of ear infections include choked ears, irritation, swelling, itching, earache, impaired hearing, watery discharge, dizziness, severe headaches, and even fever.
Caring tips for your ears during the rainy season
- After taking a shower, keep your ears dry and clean. Avoid cleaning your ears with earbuds.
- During the rainy season, stay away from cold and sour foods. Drinking tea, coffee, or soup lowers the chance of ear infections if you have a throat infection.
- Choose to gargle with salt water to avoid getting a throat infection.
- After taking a shower, try to wipe the outer region of the ear with a clean cloth.
- Be sure to disinfect the earbuds after cleaning them. This would stop any ear canal infections.
- For medication, eardrops, and ear cleaning, consult a doctor as soon as possible.