My Mom used this on all of his kids especially when I did synchronized swimming !! Loved water ballet & exercises but my ears didn't!! With this remedy my Mom used we never got swimmer's ear .. So glad to see this out there .. I still use it and used it on my own kids! Works great after showers too!(:
how to treat Swimmer's Ear: 1tbls vinegar and 1tbls rubbing alcohol. 3 drops in affected ear. let sit for 5 min, put cotton ball in before sitting up. good as new. can use before swimming as an attempt for prevention.
Prevent Ear Infections This Summer . . . Make Your Own Swimmer's Ear Drops
To prevent swimmer’s ear, put about 4 drops of this homemade ear drop solution (1 part vinegar to 1 part alcohol) in each ear after a day in the water. This is not for use if you already have an existing ear infection– the alcohol simply helps dry out your ears while the vinegar helps combat the build-up of bacteria. If desired, insert cotton balls into ear to hold in ear for a bit.
• Vinegar’s acidity creates an inhospitable environment for bacteria and also corrects the ph balance. Try placing a drop or two of equal parts of Isopropyl alcohol and vinegar in your ear. (Again, do not use this natural remedy if your ear drum is perforated.)