I was very happy when i received my galaxy buds Pro with my galaxy s21 ultra phone. I started using the buds from end of February 2021. It was used at least 3 hours a day. My inner ear started to get more irritated as the days went by to the point it was sore, flaky skin shedding off and fluid was coming from my ears. I decided to stop using it for 5 days and my ears went back to normal. I really like the buds but not at the expense of my ear health. Would try a half in-ear version which used to work with me. Any suggestions?
Foam tips are definitely the way to go, the foam should give a decent barrier against the chemical component that's causing the irritation. I often use Senner ear protection for work, they aren't comfortable for long periods but don't cause skin damage or weeping. Be very careful with your ears as such infections can actually spread to your inner ear and lead to deafness