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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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didyb June 05, 2011

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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LonghornMama June 22, 2010

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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DotchiLatham May 09, 2012

It is imperative to stress that this is NOT a CURE for an infection, but a PREVENTATIVE step. Putting vineghar and/or alcohol on inflamed tissue will cause painful burning in the ear. One member's child was given this during an active infection, screamed for a 20 minutes afterward, and had hearing difficulty the next day, according to the post the parent made in the Q & A forum. So, please, make sure this concoction is used as it was intended.

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zeldaz51 July 22, 2011

This works wonders, we have used it for the past two years.

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jackson615re June 11, 2009

Thanks. I always like when we can use something natural and get the same results as the expensive prescriptions...

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farmchick #2 October 17, 2008

DH went to an ENT (ear, nose, throat dr), he gave him this exact recipe!! Works wonderful!! During swim season, I keep it ready and on hand for the whole family.

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Cinda Lu March 10, 2008

I use this for my kids ear infections when they get colds and I have never had to take them to the doctor because of ear infections. When they start getting a cold or getting that achy feeling or plugged feeling in their ear, I give them a decongestant and then put a few drops of this into their ear and the next day they are so much better! Thanks for posting this for everyone to see!

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daynacourtney June 27, 2007

My son had "swimmer's ear" one time, and that was enough to convince us to treat his ears each time he swam. Of course, I initially went and purchased the commercial product. When the bottle ran low, though, I remembered having seen this recipe so I refilled it with this combination. He hasn't developed an infection since, which has been well over two years. Now whether he would have if we hadn't used this, I have no idea. But it seems to me that it works. :) Thank you so much for sharing this simple preventative "recipe".

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GaylaJ June 23, 2007

This recipe was given to us by a doctor in Jamaica, who said the prescription was overpriced...just make your own mon! Thanks for posting.

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Nat Da Brat July 10, 2006
Swimmer's Ear Drops