ScubaPortal recommends EarPro
ScubaPortal kindly agreed for a translated version of this review to be published here:
EarPro is a oregano oil-based, convenient spray which comes with naturally antibacterial properties. EarPro claims that it helps fight bacteria which may cause ear infections and pain, but, while doing so, doesn’t impact the healthy and needed good bacteria in our ear canals.
Recently, during a week of diving on the island of Elba, I had the opportunity to test if EarPro is indeed a new and effective way to fighting ear issues – the traditional nemesis of many divers.
Here is how EarPro works: you simply spray it into your ears before entering the water and the solution creates a layer waterproofing the external auditory canal. This will prevent any water to be trapped. Often, trapped water causes the growth of harmful bacteria which may lead to infections (external otitis), pain, irritation and swelling. The oregano oil doesn’t only smell nicely, it also helps to fight the growth of such harmful bacteria. Clinical tests confirm that specifically those germs responsible for ear infections are the ones eradicated. This is in stark contrast to most of the products that divers use to prevent or treat ear problems. Typically, these are based on alcohol or other substances that dry out the very delicate and sensitive environment within our ears, killing the entirety of the microbial flora in our outer ear canals in the process.
I used EarPro before each dive as instructed, immediately getting a feeling of freshness and well-being in the ear, which remains naturally soft and moist. I have never had the sensation of a plugged ear, or of hearing loss. I definitely recommend it, for all the reasons listed above.
EarPro thanks ScubaPortal and Massimo for this great article and review!