Swimmer's Ear Drops

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Recipe by BarbieinTN

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!

Top Review by didyb

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).

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 fluid ounce vinegar
  • 1 fluid ounce rubbing alcohol


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

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