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.
Ear infections can be incredibly painful! Not only can they interfere with your hearing and balance, but they can cause a surprising amount of discomfort - making it hard to work, sleep, or even think straight. Swimmer's ear is an ear infection common among swimmers (hence the name), but it's a problem that just about anyone can face even if they never step into a swimming pool!