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Can bubble baths be bad for your ears?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Yes, if you dunk your head under the bubbly water, the bubbles can get into your ear canals, carrying water and detergent with them. When this occurs, your ear canals can become irritated and itchy, and it may lead to more severe problems like swimmer's ear.

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