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July 31st, 2005, 11:17 AM
Does anyone have a recipe for eardrops that discourage swimmer's ear?

July 31st, 2005, 01:18 PM
rubbing alcohol with a drop of (white) vinegar in it. The vinegar corrects the ph.

One time, having no other vinegar in the house, I used balsamic vinegar, you know, the designer stuff from Modena Italy. The smell (perfume) drove me crazy all day... all I wanted to do was add some olive oil and salad! :rolleyes:

Another trick (already mentioned in another post) is to use hydrogen peroxide. If you have ear wax, it bubbles.... softens it up. Plus, it's fun, kind of like old rice crispies commercials...


July 31st, 2005, 09:27 PM
The back of a bottle of swim ear says that it is mostly alcohol. My doctor told me 50/50 alcohol, peroxide or alcohol, white vinegar works well. I use alcohol / peroxide.

August 1st, 2005, 11:30 AM
Buy the comercial, over the counter. Then you don't have to worry about a dispenser. I get a bottle at the begining of the summer & buy a sunscreen product & get a $2. rebate.