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    Swimmer's Ear Drops

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    BarbieinTN's Note:

    Hi, I am a pediatrician & this is what I recommend to my patients. The alcohol helps dry the canal and the vinegar acidifies it which inhibits bacterial growth. Cheap and easy!

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    bottle

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    • 1 fluid ounce vinegar
    • 1 fluid ounce rubbing alcohol

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix the vinegar and alcohol in a small dropper bottle.
    2. 2
      After swimming or bathing, dry the ears well and add a few drops to each canal.
    3. 3
      Remember, don't put anything into your ear canal smaller than your elbow (especially cotton swabs)!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 05, 2011

      55

      Effective as long as an infection hasn't already set in. If you don't have a dropper bottle, just soak a cotton ball with the solution and squeeze a few drops into the affected ear(s).

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    • on June 22, 2010

      55

      Got this from an ENT at least 15 years ago. I use as a preventative, adding a couple of drops to the kids' ears each time they get out of the pool. It works! Thanks for sharing!

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    • on May 09, 2012

      We use this recipe and it works great! It's also inexpenisve to make. Much cheaper than the $3-$6 bottles we bought at the store.

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    Nutritional Facts for Swimmer's Ear Drops

    Serving Size: 1 (130 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 5.3
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    %
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 0.6 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 0.0 g
    0%

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