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Re: White Vinegar or Alcohol - or both for preventing ear infections?





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Posted by Walt on April 15, 2009 at 09:51:07:

In Reply to: White Vinegar or Alcohol - or both for preventing ear infections? posted by bluwaterexplorer on April 15, 2009 at 00:44:38:

I use a 50-50 solution of 5% distilled vinegar and 70% isopropyl alcohol. Th alcohol helps dry out the ear canal and the combination is a pretty good dose againt infection and bacteria. I swim 3 days a week and am in the pool or ocean on weekends - use after each water session with no adverse effects.

When I dive Castaic I first rinse with hydrogen peroxide, then fill my ear canal with the above 50-50 solution and soak it for about 5 minutes per ear.

No adverse reactions. DAN link below.

SwimEar is basically all 90% alcohol - tends to dry out the canal too much (but the squeeze bottle can be refilled with 'home brew').



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