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).
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!
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.
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.
This works wonders, we have used it for the past two years.
Thanks. I always like when we can use something natural and get the same results as the expensive prescriptions...
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.
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!
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".
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.