Noted an issue the past month here in using my new Galaxy Buds Pro headset. Been using them infrequently and for short periods in the past month, and started getting extrmely itchy and irritated ear canals afterwards. I did not at first thing it was related to the headset as I have never had any reactions to any earphones (And I have worn quite a number of them by this time, including original galaxy buds). A couple weeks ago I wore them for ~40 minutes during a walk, and shortly after developed a severe reaction and my ears in addition to itching madly, developed swelling and weeping of fluid constantly and this lasted for roughly two days. I stupidly did not attribute the issue to the headset at the time and thought it was a ear infection due to a light cold I had at the time however. Cue yesterday when I wore the buds for three hours straight, and roughly 30 minutes after taking them out, ears had a huge reaction and started swelling shut, itching, pounding, and profusely discharging fluid. My wife drove me to the ER as the burning in my ears and constant dripping fluid discharge was alarming as we had no idea what was going on. Doctor was surprised but asked the usual questions, and pointed out that it was likely due to the headset. Either the material or some residue on the tips was his thought. Since the tips were carefully washed when I first got the headset, he said then likely its something with either the material or possibly the housing on the headset then. Doctor did irrigate my ears to try to wash away any possible residue from the headset, was met with very limited success however due to how swollen the ears were. They prescribed anti-itch and anti-biotics due to the inflammation and I have a follow up later today to check in with them. Been over 14 hours since last exposure to the headset and ears are still constantly discharging fluid and swollen, maddeningly itchy. I have no latex or silicon allergies to my knowledge and have never had issues like this before. Again, Ive used countless headphones and various ear buds from many manufacturers, especially at the start of Covid here as I was testing numerous headsets for usage for our company to use for remote workers for telecommunications with clients. I note there was another topic here that is closed with the exact same issues and I cannot reply to that anymore, and searching around the web there are other mentions of this on reddit and other social media. Looking for a response from Samsung on what is going on with this. Looking for a response from Samsung on this one, very disturbing what is going on with these headphones, especially considering their price.
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